NEW YORK — It appears the NFL’s Twitter account was compromised Tuesday by a hacker who announced, falsely, to the world that the football league’s commissioner had died.
“We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away,” a tweet from the NFL’s verified account. “He was 57. #RIP”
That message was up for about 4 minutes before it was deleted.
Then the hacker responded, through the agency’s account.
“Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died. Don’t delete that tweet,” the second message read.
It was followed shortly after by a third tweet.
“OK, OK, you amateur detectives win. Good job,” the message read.
And this happened as well:
But Goodell is far from dead, according to an NFL spokesman.
“The @nfl Twitter account was hacked,” Brian McCarthy wrote. “@nflcommish is alive and well.”