There is a tendency for some social media commentators to make exaggerated and indefensible claims about other people. But go too far, particularly in making specific allegations which you cannot justify, and it can become defamation. And cost you. £20,000 in damages in this case.
Mr Ragozzino was ''passionately aggrieved'' about the manner in which the club had been run by the Oystons, said the judge. He had protested against them in person at matches and also ''by way of postings on internet websites''.