County and Lincoln get bitter on Twitter over Thomson move
6:28pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in Newport County
NEWPORT County midfielder Jake Thomson has joined Conference rivals Lincoln on a month long loan deal in a move already being talked about more than any other involving the Exiles in recent memory.
Thomson started the season as a regular in Justin Edinburgh's side but has found himself on the fringes in recent weeks.
However, the straightforward deal - the only caveat being that Thomson is unavailable for the clash between the two clubs next week - was only half the story, the manner of the announcement with the two clubs becoming embroiled in an unusual dispute on social networking site Twitter subsequently stealing the limelight.
The Exiles confirmed the move today with the following Tweet: "We can confirm that Jake Thomson has joined Lincoln on a month's loan," with a link to their Facebook page.
However, the Imps quickly disputed the news, firing back: "Can you therefore get the paperwork signed and sent to us so we can get the move completed???"
The deal has now been confirmed on the Imps' website though several news sites have picked up on the so-called Twitter spat.
Thomson, who himself broke the news of his departure on his own Twitter page, seemed to see the funny side and was enjoying his fifteen minutes.
"So I'm all over Twitter!!!!" he wrote. "Hahaha, #theyloveme #famous #trending."