Tottenham Twitter account hacked: Club apologise over video post mocking Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard
Spurs have issued an apology and have said that the post, which was immediately deleted, was not made by anyone within the club
Tuesday 06 May 2014
Tottenham have apologised and begun an investigation after their social media accounts were hacked and a video was posted poking fun at Liverpool's collapse in the Premier League title race.
Shortly after Brendan Rodgers' side threw away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Crystal Palace, all but surrendering the title to Manchester City, a post mocking them appeared on Tottenham's official Twitter feed.
It read: "Brutal but very funny. The biggest capitulation since Newcastle in the 90s." That referred to the 1995-96 Premier League season, when Newcastle let a 12-point lead slip away and finished second to Manchester United.
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The tweet was accompanied by a Vine video which segued from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard leading an inspirational team huddle after victory over City to his slip to gift fellow title contenders Chelsea the opening goal in their recent 2-0 win at Anfield.
That was followed by footage of Dwight Gayle's equaliser for Palace, a close-up of the 3-3 scoreline from Sky's coverage and an unrelated clip of Palace boss Tony Pulis laughing in a BBC interview.
Spurs removed the offending post and subsequently tweeted: "We are currently looking into a security issue where our official Vine account has been compromised.
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"We apologise to anyone offended by a recent tweet, which was immediately deleted. This post was not tweeted by anyone affiliated to THFC."
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