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Aussie cricketer Shane Watson apologies for 'illicit' social media posts

Watson apologies for illicit social media posts

Sydney, Oct 16: Australian cricketer Shane Watson has apologised to fans after his social media accounts were flooded with "illicit" photographs of half-naked women and racist comments, seemingly the work of hackers.

Accounts hacked:

The all-rounder, who plays for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said in social media posts late on Tuesday that both his Twitter and Instagram pages had been hacked in recent days.

Screenshots published by British tabloid The Sun showed revealing images of women in underwear posted on his personal Instagram account.

Racist slurs:

The West Australian reported that a hacker also posted racial slurs and fat-shaming comments to his Twitter account last week. The 38-year-old, who has more than two million followers across the two platforms, apologised to his followers for the posts.

Apologises:

"My apologies to everyone for the illicit photos that have been posted on my Instagram account," he tweeted. "First my Twitter account on Friday got hacked and now Instagram today."

He also recorded a separate video, uploaded to Instagram, in which he slammed the content as "disgraceful". Watson played 59 Tests and 190 One Day International matches for Australia before retiring from international cricket in 2016.

Fans have a go at him:

Fans had a field day as they shared screenshots of the posts from the former Australian players social media account.

(With inputs from PTI & agencies)

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 17:01 [IST]
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