After several bizarre and offensive tweets were posted on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts on Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks – as well as Antetokounmpo’s brother and the player’s representatives — have confirmed his accounts were hacked.
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 else. The tweets included racial slurs, profane attacks on other players and a claim that Antetokounmpo had the coronavirus. “Giannis’ twitter, phone, email and bank accounts were hacked!” Los Angeles Lakers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo tweeted. “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 disappeared from Giannis Antetokounmpo’s account quickly. The Bucks said in a statement that an investigation is underway, and Octagon, Antetokounmpo’s agency, also confirmed the hacking.
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