Originally written on The Majors National  |  Last updated 6/27/12

Professional sports leagues around the World may seriously need to invest into some social networking etiquette classes for their athletes.

New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire was fined $50,000 dollars Tuesday for using “offensive and derogatory language” language against a fan on Twitter.

After tweeting that he’d just finished an extensive workout, Stoudemire received the following tweet from an individual using the Twitter handle @BFerrelli.

@BFerrelli: @amareisreal: you better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season mannnnnn deadasss!!!

Amar’e took exception and responded to @BFerrelli via direct message with the following…

******* you. I don’t have to do any thing ***.”

This is obviously the latest lapse in judgement for Stoudemire off the court. I’m sure we all remember the Knicks star taking out his frustrations on a fire extinguisher after a first round loss to the Miami Heat in the playoffs.

Ref: Twitter

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