The Nigerian international is a cult hero among Newcastle fans and many would love to see him embrace the social media revolution.
However, after much speculation, the striker has finally put the social media question to bed. Shola has confirmed that the numerous Twitter and Facebook profiles in his name are fake, and that he has no plans to follow his brother Sammy by providing an insight into his life online.
The senior Ameobi recently scored his first international goal in Nigeria's 4-1 victory against Burkina Faso. Afterwards, Nigerian journalist Colin Udoh managed to ask Shola the social media question.
Colin tweeted: I asked Shola Ameobi if he's on Twitter or Facebook: "No, I'm a dinosaur. And I'd rather spend that time with my family."
Several Newcastle United first team players have joined Twitter and Facebook over the last few years. The most prolific Toon tweeter is Sammy Ameobi, and the newest addition is Steven Taylor. Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara, Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye and Vurnon Anita also tweet occasionally. Full-back Davide Santon a personal Facebook page.
What do you think about Shola's neglect of social media? Does he have a point?
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