Footballer Michael Chopra beats hasty Twitter retreat after posting bag of cash image

Ipswich Town footballer and gambling addict Michael Chopra has moved to close down his Twitter accounts, just minutes after posting an image of a bag of an open bag stuffed with £20 notes.

The hoard was accompanied by a message from the player informing his 14,000 followers to ‘Keep tweeting me about being in debt haha love it #cash #skint #lol #lendmeafiver.’

It is unclear what the origin of the photo was or the intent behind posting as Chopra promptly closed down his account but the star was previously loaned £250k by his club in 2011 to help pay off gambling debts.

An Ipswich Town spokesperson said: “Michael enjoys the banter of Twitter but sometimes that banter can be a little bit over the top.

“As a club we welcome the use of Twitter. In an era when fans don't get close to players it's a good communication tool, but players should think before they tweet.”

Chopra’s teammate Jay Emmanuel Thomas posted his own assessment of the affair, tweeting ‘Michael Chopra your a clown’.

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