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Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier: Get off social media!

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier says young players must be careful with social media.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is an outspoken critic of social media.

And Dier restricts his out-put warning: “It's unhealthy for kids."

He's vehemently against it: “We could be here all day! I am a hypocrite really, because I am on Instagram.

“I have a Twitter account but it's not on my phone or anything. Twitter is really not my problem. The only social media platform that I'm on really is Instagram.

“I don't think social media is a healthy thing for kids and for adults, as well.

“I don't agree with it. I agree that it can be used in the right way and if it's used in the right way it's something really positive to reach people that have people looking up to them around the world, fans, kids - it's a great way to reach them.

“But at the same time, as sportsmen or personalities or anyone with a big following - or even just a normal person - you have to be so careful what you put out there because you are affecting so many people with it.

“Social media - it's only the positives, isn't it? You only ever see the positive in every situation.

“Everyone's lives on Instagram look incredible. It's so far from reality and I think that's a dangerous thing."

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