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From Matt Doherty to Ryan Babel: Footballers who live to regret old tweets

Footballers and Twitter – not always a great combination. 

The app can be a great platform for the world’s biggest stars – but it can also cause problems with some finding that old posts can come back to haunt them.

Most players have their own social media accounts. Some get their management teams to run them while others take control themselves – but occasionally with unfortunate consequences.

Arsenal target Runar Alex Runarsson is the latest player to have some of his old tweets dug up. The goalkeeper was far from complimentary about Arsene Wenger in 2011, calling the then-Gunners boss a ‘French f***,’ ‘stupid’ and ‘the dumbest man on this planet’ in three separate posts.

It’s fair to say the shot-stopper could have some explaining to do if he arrives in north London. But Runarsson is not the only star who has lived to regret historic tweets.

Sportsmail takes a look at some of the memorable tweets players were left wishing they’d never sent.

Arsenal transfer target Runar Alex Runarsson has had some of his old tweets dug up by fans

A second tweet, posted in July 2011, described Wenger as 'stupid' and a 'French f***'

A second tweet, posted in July 2011, described Wenger as ‘stupid’ and a ‘French f***’

Wenger was once again the subject of Runarsson's anger after Arsenal's defeat by Liverpool

Wenger was once again the subject of…