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College soccer players disciplined for vulgar tweets

November 13, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Three members of the University of Massachusetts-Boston men’s soccer team are facing disciplinary action after sending out vulgar tweets directed at former professional player Taylor Twellman.

The tweets were in response to Twellman’s support of new rules limiting heading for youth soccer players. Twellman, who played for the New England Revolution and U.S. national team, had his career cut short by concussions.

The players at the NCAA Division III school blamed Twellman for thwarting the growth of soccer in the country.

Twellman replied in a tweet that the players exhibited “disgusting behavior.”

The university said in a statement that “We hold our student-athletes to the highest standards of conduct and do not tolerate this kind of behavior.”

The school did not name the players or specify what punishment they face.

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