Relatives say Antetokounmpo’s social media was hacked

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Twitter account appeared to be hacked on Thursday after a serious of inappropriate tweets.

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May 8, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks during a November 6, 2019, game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images North America/TNS

MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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.

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.

“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!”

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