Footballer Marvin Sordell's phone confiscated to curb Twitter 'obsession'

Marvin Sordell has an "obsession" with Twitter, according to his manager at Bolton. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

A footballer has had his phone taken off him in a bid to curb his "obsession" with Twitter.

Marvin Sordell, 21, moved from Watford to Bolton Wanderers last season and his manager admitted that the forward has struggled to adapt to his new club.

Bolton's manager Dougie Freedman told BBC Radio Manchester:

Sordell, who was part to the Team GB football squad for the 2012 Olympics, has just under 25,000 followers on Twitter.

He has tweeted 5,305 times - with his last message sent on January 3.

Freedman said the club are trying to help him with his "off-the-field antics" and hopes the £3.2 million signing will come good for Bolton.

In October, Sordell tweeted that he and his teammates had been racially abused during a Championship game against Millwall.

The London club banned a 13-year-old boy from their ground but the striker gained unwanted attention and received more racist abuse on the social networking site.

An offensive banner directed at the young footballer was unveiled by Millwall fans during their home match against Derby in November.