Denmark bans players from tweeting in Euro 12

The Danish soccer federation says its players aren’t allowed to

send updates on their private social media during the European

Championship in June.

Denmark goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has called it ”a shame”

that players can not tell fans what they do ”without revealing


DBU spokesman Lars Behrendt said on Tuesday coach Morten Olsen

wants players to focus on the tournament and ”the 24-7 open

microphone” to be shut down.

Behrendt said the squad will send numerous updates to fans via

the team’s own social media sites beside the regular news


Sports Minister Uffe Elbaek said it was the DBU’s decision, but

said his first thought was ”a violation of the freedom of