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Twitter users continue to defy Premier League footballer super injunction

Twitter users have defiantly continued to post the identity of the married Premiership footballer who has taken legal steps to find the identities of those who are openly naming him in connection with an affair, despite having taken a super injunction.

The footballer, who has successfully gagged the press from revealing his identity, is now going to court to make Twitter reveal the identity of its users who are defying the injunction and connecting him with an affair with former Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas.

Upon hearing the news that the footballer had taken further legal steps, more users began to tweet his name with many questioning how he expected to successfully sue them all.

As a result the footballer's name began to trend as one of the most popular subjects on the site.

It is thought that the legal team for the footballer believe that journalists are behind the tweets.

Media lawyer for Steve Kuncewicz said that should Twitter concede a divulge the identities of the users who have been deying the ban then it could set 'a very dangerous precedent'.

"Their users would be to say the least concerned and their position at the centre of the Social Media Revolution would be under threat, as many may choose not to take the risk of telling the World what they really think in 140 characters or less. Their reaction will be fascinating to watch and hugely significant," he added.

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