Fake Twitter account sparks fresh speculation that Celtic manager Neil Lennon will be appointed Norwich City manager
PUBLISHED: 10:32 16 May 2014 | UPDATED: 10:32 16 May 2014
The pitfalls of social media have been highlighted for Norwich City fans overnight, after many were duped by a fake Twitter account posing as BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks.
The fake account claimed that Celtic manager Neil Lennon was due to be appointed in the next 48 hours, saying: “It is happening and he can’t wait.”
Subsequently Lennon’s odds for becoming the next City manager have tumbled with bookmakers, suggesting a rush of money staked on the Northern Irishman following the tweets.
The BBC has confirmed that former Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks is not on Twitter and that the tweet is not genuine.
A BBC spokesman said: “Garth is not on Twitter, this is a completely fake account.”
Norwich fans are today eagerly awaiting news of who the club’s new manager will be, after a club statement was released on Sunday night, saying: “The board will confirm who our manager will be in the 2014-15 season in a statement to supporters within a week.”
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