Man City's Vincent Kompany launches 'follow the captain' Twitter competition
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has announced his arrival on Twitter by asking fans to tweet their motivational team talks to him ahead of the Blues' upcoming clash with rivals Man United.
The most inspirational tweet, as chosen by Kompany, will receive the defender's match day shirt, captain's armband from the game and a poster of their speech signed by the skipper himself.
To take part fans need to tweet their words of wisdom to @VincentKompany along with the hashtag #followthecaptain.
Kompany said: "I just hope that by joining twitter I can get closer to the people that are prepared to support me in the good and bad times by giving them an insight into what it means to be playing for the fastest growing club in the world and a young promising national team.”
While some football clubs have discouraged their players from using Twitter, Kompany joins several City teammates on the site including Sergio Aguero, Micah Richards and Samir Nasri.