British player in court bid for Twitter details

Lawyers say a British footballer has begun legal action to

demand that online messaging service Twitter discloses the account

details of users who broke an anonymity order.

The player, who is not identified in court documents, obtained a

judge-issued order banning publication of his identity in

connection with an alleged affair with a reality television

contestant.

In a statement, Schillings law firm said ”an application has

been made to obtain limited information concerning the unlawful use

of Twitter by a small number of individuals.”

Earlier this month a Twitter account posted six tweets claiming

to expose celebrities who had obtained court-issued gag orders.

Twitter spokesman Matt Graves said the company was unable to

comment.