A watchdog has cleared a series of tweets by footballer Rio Ferdinand following a complaint that they misled his followers about a competition for game tickets.
The tweets were posted on January 25 and 26 from the England and Manchester United player's official Twitter account. One was as follows:
And another one read:
A later tweet explained:
One person complained the promotion was misleading because it did not make the terms and conditions clear and did not explain how the winner would be randomly selected.
New Era Global Sports Management, which represents Ferdinand, said the application download was free and Ferdinand did not receive any fees for his role in the giveaway.
New Era said the tweets clearly explained how to enter the competition and who would be included in the draw, adding that it had gone to "a great deal of effort" to ensure that it did not mislead in any way.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the tweets made it clear that Ferdinand was offering a prize draw, the prize on offer and when he would provide the information on how to enter, and later set out the conditions of entry, the deadline and that the winner would be randomly selected.