We’ve seen social media used by clubs to push through transfer deals before, but York City winger Matty Blair may have just taken it to the next level – he’s used his Facebook page to discuss his current contract situation.
As it became apparent he might not be offered a new deal the chatter began amongst fans. Blair took to Facebook to let the York City support know what the situation was:
This isn’t the first time a player has ‘set the record straight’ via social media but it’s unusual for either a club or a player to be so candid about contract talks. Blair’s desire to let the fans know what is going on was certainly appreciated by York City supporters (as of writing their are 164 comments on his status, almost all of which are overwhelmingly positive. He’s clearly a popular lad) but it might not be so warmly welcomed by the club.