Mexican club replace players’ names with Twitter handles on shirts


A month ago, Valencia took Twitter account promotion to a new level by using their official club account in place of a shirt sponsor, but now Mexican Primera Division side Jaguares take that idea even further.

In a bid to get their players (and beer sponsor) a few more followers, the club — which was founded in 2002 — replaced their actual names on the back of their shirts with each player’s individul Twitter handle. The club also colored the lettering on the orange home shirts in a Twitter teal (or blue…whatever) along with the social networking site’s bird logo.

Some clubs and leagues around the world already publish player Twitter accounts on official websites and programs, so this is kind of a genius way to spread the word on that method of fan interaction even further. Of course, it also proves that we are all nothing more than Twitter accounts. Mine’s @DirtyTackle, by the way.