A Manchester United fan, who runs a Twitter account listing the players who have represented the club throughout its 136-year history, had his account suspended because it featured the Red Devils’ crest as its avatar.
Jack Holt, who controls the account @ManUtd_Players, was banned from the social networking site after he received several complaints of copyright infringement.
Manchester United say that they monitor Twitter for such violations on a regular basis and are determined to clampdown on counterfeit marketing.
The club’s website says: “We are dedicated to helping fight the crime of counterfeiting. With our legal team, Trading Standards, Customs and law enforcement officers, we aim to ensure that illegal goods never make it to their planned destination and, if required, counterfeiters are arrested and prosecuted.”
The account has since been reactivated, now featuring a modified version of Manchester United’s club crest.