Social media accounts belonging to Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo were hacked on Thursday afternoon.
Giannis Antetokounmpo's social media accounts were hacked on Thursday afternoon and several bizarre and offensive tweets were posted, according to the Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo's brother and the player's representatives.
Milwaukee Bucks , Antetokounmpo’s brother and the player’s representatives.May 6, 2020 The comments made in a conversation on Instagram appeared to show the Winnipeg native making misogynistic and offensive remarks, including some directed at current and former teammates.OddsShark Staff May 6, 2020, 8:45 PM Justin Gaethje will be looking to make the best of his first-ever UFC title shot when he battles Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight championship at UFC 249 on Saturday as a +150 underdog on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.In a memo sent by Commissioner Roger Goodell and obtained Wednesday night by The Associated Press, several phases of the protocols were laid out.
More than a dozen tweets popped up in Antetokounmpo’s feed in the span of about five minutes, and they appeared to clearly be the work of someone other than the reigning MVP.The tweets included racial slurs, profane attacks on other players and a claim that Antetokounmpo had the coronavirus.The statement adds that Jack Rodewald, a forward with the Florida Panthers organization, was also involved in the group chat.Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts were hacked this afternoon and have been taken down.Originally set to take place on April 18, the UFC 249 card was subsequently postponed.An investigation is underway..— Milwaukee Bucks (at ) (@Bucks) May 7, 2020 “Giannis’ twitter, phone, email and bank accounts were hacked!” Los Angeles Lakers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo tweeted."While these protocols have been carefully developed and reflect best practices," Goodell wrote, "they can also be adapted and supplemented to ensure compliance with any state and local public health requirements.
“He genuinely apologizes for everything that was tweeted and he will be back as soon as possible! The things that were said by this hacker were extremely inappropriate and disgusting!” The tweets weren’t up for long before disappearing from Giannis Antetokounmpo’s account.4 on the UFC lightweight rankings during a dominant three-fight win streak.The Bucks said in a statement that an investigation is underway.Octagon, Antetokounmpo’s agency, also confirmed the hacking.More from Sportsnet.Gaethje successfully defended the WSOF lightweight title on five occasions during a nearly three-year reign as champion that ended when he joined the UFC in 2017.
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