Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been the victim of a bizarre Twitter hack on October 11 (Friday) morning. The perpetrator posted racial slurs and fat-shaming tweets to his almost one million followers. Sensing some dubious activities from his account, Shane Watson came out in public to apologise for all the wrongdoings.
The account was accessed by the hacker for nearly 30 minutes when he posted a series of tweets. The hacker replaced the all-rounder’s profile picture with that of an unidentified woman, as well as changing his account name to “crimin.al” and his bio to “FREE DA GUYS”.
The hacker posted explicit racial slurs, including referring to Indigenous Australians as “simply not human”, as well as several fat-shaming tweets. Although Shane Watson finally managed to recover his account, his profile picture and bio are still empty.
Here are the tweets:
While he was quick to delete the offensive tweets, the all-rounder has re-tweeted a fan, confirming to his followers that – obviously – someone hacked his account. Shane Watson also come out in public and apologised on Facebook for all the negative things posted from his Twitter account.
Here is the post:
Hi Everyone. I am just wanting to let everyone know that my twitter account has been hacked and I am in the process of…
The 38-year-old Shane Watson had retired from international cricket in 2016. He debuted in 2002 in ODI and retired in 2016 as world No. 1 T20I all-rounder. Currently, he plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and has been one of the star all-rounders.