Tottenham blames hackers as it apologises for tweets mocking Liverpool

By Jennifer Faull | Deputy Editor

May 7, 2014 | 2 min read

Tottenham has apologised and said it is looking into how its Twitter and Vine accounts were “compromised” following posts which mocked Liverpool’s collapse in the Premier League title race.

Liverpool drew 3-3 in the match against Crystal Palace on Monday, despite being 3-0 up earlier in the game.

Shortly after a post mocking them appeared on Tottenham's Twitter feed.

"Brutal but very funny. The biggest capitulation since Newcastle in the 90s," read the tweet.

A Vine video also appeared the started with a clip of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard after its win over City and ended on his slip which gave Chelsea the opening goal in their recent 2-0 win.

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Also posted was a Vine video showing Crystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle's scoring the equaliser and then a clip of Palace boss Tony Pulis laughing in a BBC interview.

"We are currently looking into a security issue where our official Vine account has been compromised,” said Tottenham after deleting the tweets and Vine videos.

"We apologise to anyone offended by a recent tweet, which was immediately deleted. This post was not tweeted by anyone affiliated to THFC."


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