Last Updated: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:07
Chris Hughton has warned footballers to be wary of social media after defender Ryan Bennett fell foul of his Twitter account.
Bennett has been disciplined by the club and charged with misconduct by the Football Association over comments made on the social network.
The 23-year-old has closed his account after being involved in some heated exchanges with supporters on the micro-blogging site, responding to one following Norwich's defeat at Arsenal with: "I'll finish you in a couple of seconds."
Hughton confirmed it would not affect him selecting Bennett for Saturday's encounter against Stoke but said: "We have a policy at the club (on social media) so it's been dealt with at club level.
"It is an issue which is being dealt with by the FA but it's a reminder to those who decide to go on Twitter that when somebody like Ryan Bennett, who is a smashing lad, can have a charge pending then it can happen to anybody. If there needs to be a warning to anybody then it's there."
Hughton believes a win against Stoke would ensure Premier League safety for 13th-placed Norwich but has warned his side against any complacency on meeting a side who have become a stable force in the top flight.
"We're expecting a very tough game," said Hughton.
"It's always a real tough place to go. If we as a club are in a position where Stoke have been for the last seven years we would be delighted. The job (Stoke manager) Tony Pulis has done there has been tremendous. It's a model for teams like ourselves who have got promotion.
"What you definitely want is that type of stability, to become a mainstay in the division.
"It's always very difficult to become a top 10 team with the finances Premier League teams have but to have that stability is what we all want."
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