Allan McGregor, or @therealgreegsy1 as he’s know as on Twitter, was once among the thousands of drab social media accounts used by footballers to take their canned, rehearsed interactions to the web. There are athletes who take to Twitter to show a closer glimpse of their true personality & then there are the batch of “the lads did good” tweets that most players put out there.
McGregor’s account tends to go quiet for months on end, but then has sudden spurts of candor that can be borderline riveting.
On Wednesday, the Hull City keeper took the airwaves, or the ‘Twitterverse’ as the young ‘uns call it, to once again defend his decision to leave Rangers the way he did & took some jabs at others along the way.
Be forewarned – some of the Twitter handles are NSFW
Say what you want about McGregor & the choices he made back in 2012 — he does deserve kudos for the not hiding from the dialogue. He engages a fan base that has largely written his off as a traitor. Given the recent comments from Steven Naismith as more time passes we may be able to peel back more layers of the onion that was the summer of 2012.