The Twitter account of Tyler Seguin, the Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays for the Dallas Stars, has been hijacked.“Only steers and queers in Texas, and I’m not a cow,” reads an offensive message posted from Seguin’s account.
A few minutes later, Seguin removed the tweet and apologized, claiming that his Twitter account had been hacked.
The Dallas Stars has released a statement to highlight the fact that the organization does not condone with the anti-gay message.
“In no way, shape or form does the Dallas Stars organization condone or agree with the message that was sent out through Tyler Seguin’s Twitter feed last night. We’ve addressed the issue directly with Tyler and we’ll continue to work on educating our players regarding the importance of their conduct on all forms of social media,” Dallas Stars stated.
Following the incident, Tyler Seguin has decided to shut down his Twitter account.
“After repeated attempts by ‘hackers’ to try to damage my reputation I have decided to shut down my twitter account for a while,” Seguin wrote two hours before shutting down the account.