Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies says active players shouldn't be on Twitter.
Davies, who made his 600th career appearance in Wanderers' 2-2 draw at Blackpool on Saturday, was an active participant on the social media site until May 2011.
Marvin Sordell was the subject of vile slurs on the site after claiming he was racially abused while warming up as a substitute during Bolton's defeat against Millwall last month.
Davies said: "I've heard a few things. I don't really go on Twitter anymore so I can't really comment.
"If it was me, I would advise not to go on it. I enjoyed my time on it because it gave you the opportunity to have conversations with fans and people and charities - that was fantastic.
"But when it gets to the point where you get abuse and stuff I think it can play on your mind, it can affect you.
"If you're not sleeping at night wondering what you're going to be waking up to, I don't think you really gain anything out of being on there."