SARU Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus Apologises for Explicit Tweet After Hackers Access His Twitter Account

SARU Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus Apologises for Explicit Tweet After Hackers Access His Twitter Account

  • Former Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus was left red-faced this morning following an embarrassing incident on his official Twitter account
  • A p*rnographic clip was posted on his timeline to much mirth and controversy from followers and observers
  • Erasmus deleted the tweet, apologising for having been hacked, something which drew a mixed response from disbelieving and believing netizens

South Africa’s World Cup-winning coach and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said his Twitter account was hacked after a p*rn clip was retweeted from his account on Friday night.

Erasmus apologised to his followers shortly before 6am on Saturday morning after being made aware of the tweet.

Saru Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus Apologises for Explicit Tweet After Hackers Access His Twitter Account
SARU director of rugby Rassie Erasmus account was hacked.
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A few hours later, Erasmus took to Twitter again, saying the “hackers still seem to have the retweet from earlier appearing in some places although it has been deleted on my side and reported”.

He added:

“Hopefully my account will be sorted shortly."

This is not the first time something like this happened to an individual or organisation representing South Africa. In 2019, Cricket South Africa's social media pages were also hacked, with similar explicit material being shared there, as was reported by EWN.

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Source: SportsBrief.com