Date:11th October 2012 at 3:00pm
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Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand is the latest player to be sensationalised by the English media over a rant the England defender had on Twitter earlier today.

Bertrand had to withdraw from the squad and must have been upset by the suggestion that he couldn’t play as he was suffering with a sore throat when he says it’s actually something more serious, and went on to describe symptoms usually associated with a head cold or the flu.

The 23-year-old tweeted:

“Just to clarify…. Its not a “sore throat” Im ill. swollen glands in my neck… And constant headache for 3 days now and freezin cold.

“Do you think a “sorethroat” could stop me being apart of a match for my club or country? #yourfuckingnuts this is what every boy dreams of.”

He added:

“sorry if i offended anyone by swearing as i don’t encourage that type of language. was just disappointed at the thought of people thinking i only have a sore throat.. which is not the case.”

Before long the likes of Dan Silver of the Mirror and Alan Tylers of the Telegraph used the opportunity to blab on about role models and referenced Ashley Cole as a bad example blah blah blah.

I’m struggling to see what the big deal is. He got upset, he swore and then he apologised to those that may find the language offensive. Who give a toss? Get over it, it’s Twitter.

The FA have said that they will not charge Bertrand for using the offensive language.

Is it just me, or is it just getting petty in relation to our players and the British media?