Brett Favre's Twitter password intercepted
Just days after Brett Favre's official Twitter account went live, it was hijacked by an unknown "imposter."
It's unclear whether the gunslinger will try a Twitter comeback with a different handle.
Fake Favre's tweets from the at-one-time-verified account were slightly off the wall, but not to the extent where they were easily identifiable as a phonies. Here's a few examples:
All this bounty talk really does effect me. The fact that they were trying to hurt me really kind of catches me off.gaurd-- Brett Favre (@BrettFavre4) March 6, 2012
For the next 2 minutes, I'll retweet every nice thing someone says.-- Brett Favre (@BrettFavre4) March 6, 2012
40s are the new 20s.-- Brett Favre (@BrettFavre4) March 7, 2012
Tired night. Sorry I haven't been tweeting tonight yall, I'll tweet a lot tonight, no matter how annoyed my wife gets.-- Brett Favre (@BrettFavre4) March 7, 2012
I think im gonna pursue the NBA. New career, watching the Celtics, motivate me.-- Brett Favre (@BrettFavre4) March 7, 2012
Days after the account was hijacked, Favre's official website stepped in to quash the notion the account might be real with the following statement:
Favre's propensity for interceptions apparently extends to Twitter passwords.
"Greetings Brett Favre fans,
Please accept our sincere apologies regarding the information that we passed along regarding Brett's new Twitter account last Friday, March 2nd. Since Monday, March 5th an unknown party has taken over Brettfavre4 and has been tweeting without authorization. At this time neither Mr. Favre or ourselves have any idea who is tweeting for him on his account. It is most certainly NOT him or anyone he is associated with.
From Friday evening until Sunday night last weekend this account was the actual Brett Favre Twitter page, and was the actual Brett Favre, himself tweeting. The last REAL tweet from Brett was to Russell Wilson Sunday evening. Anything after this was an imposter that somehow gained access to his account and began posting bogus tweets. Once again we apologize, and if any news comes up surrounding this disaster we will inform you all immediately."
The statement prompted Fake Favre to come clean:
This isn't the real brett farve. I apologize to everyone.-- Brett Favre (@BrettFavre4) March 9, 2012
We're just amazed that someone would hijack Favre's account yet somehow resist the urge to send naughty pics to @jennifersterger .
-- Brett Favre joins Twitter, hilarity ensues
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