Jul 25, 2014; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talks to the media after the morning walk through at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Zimmer Is Having a Talk With Chase Ford About Injury Tweets

Pro tip: If you’re a Vikings player and you get injured, don’t say anything about it on social media. Mike Zimmer will have to call you into his office for a sit down.

Zimmer addressed the Twitter issue during Like The Viking Age on Facebook. Follow TVA on Twitter. Subscribe to the Fansided Daily Newsletter. Sports news all up in your inbox.“>his Friday press conference from Mankato. The coach spoke briefly about the decision to place tight end Chase Ford on PUP with a broken foot. He quipped:

Chase Ford [has been put on PUP]. Who obviously you know because he’s been tweeting. So we’re going to have a discussion about that this evening.

Vikings’ GM Rick Spielman has spoken in the past about the team’s concerns over social media conduct, and even revealed that some draft prospects were red flagged for things they placed on Twitter and Facebook.

Clearly Zimmer and Spielman are on the same page when it comes to this “less is more” policy regarding Twitter. Ford’s injury tweets provided Zimmer a chance to make his feelings clear right from the get-go.

So, Viking players, listen to your coach. Don’t tweet anything about your injuries. Or Mike Zimmer will have to chew you out. And you don’t want to get chewed out by Mike Zimmer.

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