In today’s sports world, we live in an age where news travels fast through social media athletes and it is not out of the question for teams to take to Facebook or Twitter to hit us with some hard-hitting breaking news. It looked no different today when the New York Yankees broke some news via Facebook until you read the report. Derek Jeter to miss the rest of the season due to a sex change?! Well, they were hacked.
The hacker was clearly a Boston Red Sox fan but their efforts have been noticed. The Yankees quickly deleted the post but that didn’t stop a screenshot from surfacing on the internet. Here is a shot of the hacker’s brilliance:
The Yankees weren’t the only ones to fall victim to the social media hacker. The Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants were also hit hard. The Giants account posted “F*** Bill Murray!” While the White Sox thanked President Barack Obama for his support of the team before endorsing Mitt Romney.
Then there were the Giants who chimed in on the Chick-Fil-A controversy.
Outside of the Olympics, it is a slow period in the sports world. So thanks to the MLB social media hacker for the good laugh and a special shoutout to Deadspin.com for providing images of the hacks.