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Football club Twitter 'hacking' leads to abuse

19 September 2013 | 05:36 am

Walsall Football club has apologised to Wolverhampton fans after its official Twitter account was apparently hacked.

Rumours abound about how this happened. One such rumour  being that an official at the ground left his laptop unattended, and therefore his Twitter account open to abuse.

The club put out this statement on its Facebook page soon after the incident.

"Walsall Football Club would like to apologise unreservedly to Wolverhampton Wanderers and their supporters for the offensive Tweet that appeared on the club's Official Twitter Page last night.

"Our Official account was hacked at 22:36 last night and a derogative and frankly disgusting Tweet was published. As soon as the club's Communications Team, who were at Molineux for the fixture, were made aware of the Tweet, it was deleted and an apology issued.

"Walsall Football Club are taking this matter very, very seriously. A full investigation will be launched. Walsall FC do not condone this type of behaviour and when the culprit is identified the club will be taking the strongest course of action."