Low believes Facebook & Twitter are dangerous

The national team boss insisted that while he will not ban his squad from using social media sites at Euro 2012, he himself believes they are unsafe for the players
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Germany coach Joachim Low believes that social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are dangerous, but insisted that he will not ban his players from using them.

European champions Spain and Denmark have both imposed a total ban of communicating through these mediums throughout the duration of Euro 2012, but the Mannschaft boss has decided that he will not follow the example set by the two national teams, preferring instead to set guidelines of usage.

"I respect that the players use it. It's their way of communicating, but not mine. I think this type of exchange is rather dangerous," the national team boss was quoted as saying by Bild.

"For me, it is utterly incomprehensible how people share their private life, from truly confidential and intimate things, indiscriminately with thousands or even millions of people.

"I myself have just heard that my lawyer had to lock pages that someone has run under my name. The fact that someone can make something like that under a false name is already indicative of the whole system."

Germany open their Euro 2012 campaign against Portugal in Group B on June 9.