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Rio Ferdinand set to wear his Twitter handle on his boots

rio-ferdinand-bootsRio Ferdinand will take his Twitter obsession one step further this weekend when the Manchester United defender steps out at the Emirates with his profile handle embossed on his boots.

The England international could take his legion of followers past the two-million mark with millions of viewers worldwide set to watch the top-of-the-table battle.

Gunners trio Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wojciech Szczesny will follow Rio’s lead as part of kit manufacturers Nike’s 2012 ‘Make it count’ campaign – as these images sent to Sportsmail show.

Launched via the social networking site on New Year’s Eve, a host of major of athletes including Ferdinand, Mark Cavendish and Mo Farah united behind the #makeitcount hashtag, stating their intentions for 2012 and challenging their followers to do likewise.

Gunners youngster Oxlade-Chamberlain declared that ‘the year ahead is all about turning potential into performance – every single day’, whilst Ferdinand simply stated ‘More to Learn. Plenty to teach’.

But fellow Nike wearer Wayne Rooney will not be involved in the project despite being prolific with his Tweets of late.

The move will mark a historic moment in Barclays Premier League history, with the players promoting Twitter on the pitch for the first time.

Mexican side Jaguares de Chiapas were the first team to have Twitter handles on their kit, supporting their sponsor Cerveza Sol by printing the beer brand’s tag on the back of their shirts.

Source: DailyMail

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