Earlier today, FIFA president Sepp Blatter started to get a little … weird on Twitter. His tweets went from “my thoughts are with the Dominica coach who died in a car accident” to I AM STEALING MONEY GO F**K YOURSELF QATAR pretty quickly, and shortly thereafter @FIFAWorldCup began tweeting about how FIFA executives had “held a meeting regarding the decision to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar” and that Blatter would “step down due to corruption charges.” That was followed by increasingly suspicious tweets as the next hour rolled on, but soccer guys are basically the weirdest people in sports, so we weren’t really sure if this was his account being hacked or Sepp settling into some weird scandal and/or mental fit.
Here’s a look at those tweets:
Then, the climax:
Once you start hashtag-accusing people of being murderers, the jig is up. “Sepp Blatter” revealed himself and the FIFA World Cup account as being hacked by the ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ and … okay, here’s what I was talking about when I mentioned soccer guys.
We’ll follow this as closely as we can, but as in most hacking stories, the actual hacking is about as far as they go. I will also make a point not to talk shit about the Syrian Electronic Army, because I’ve got a hard enough time running a sports blog as is. I don’t need a bunch of guys hopping on and posting about how the guys at Busted Coverage are murderers.
Anyway, if you’re reading this, Syrian Electronic Army, I think Syria sounds swell, and if you’re gonna hack us, make sure you get the Kate Upton slideshows up in the 12 o’clock hour.