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Man Utd defender Ferdinand convinced Savage to end Twitter retirement

Derby County veteran Robbie Savage has performed a U-turn over his Twitter 'retirement'.

The Guardian says Savage yesterday effected what must be football's briefest-ever retirement from Twitter. The Derby County midfielder, below, was angered by what he viewed as the misrepresentation of his tweets by a newspaper and decided that he would no longer place his thoughts on the public forum.

Within minutes his advisers, sensing media-career suicide, were telling him that it might not be such a good idea to turn his back on the near-70,000 base of followers he had managed to build up in only three months. Sure enough, with his team-mate Stephen Bywater and Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand telling him the same, Savage was back before the day was out.

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