Henry Burris Denies Posting Crude Comments On TwitterPosted by at 8:34 am
Twitter is becoming more and more popular everyday among celebrities and athletes as a way to interact and update their fans. The more popular it has become, there has also been an increase in the amount of times someone has gotten into hot water over comments made on their twitter feed.
The most recent incident came last night, when Calgary Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris had a tweet appear on his Twitter feed. The tweet allegedly contained crude remarks about women and sexual innuendo. According to the Deborah Tetley of the Calgary Sun, a Stampeders official saw the tweet and informed Burris and the tweet was quickly deleted.
That was followed by this tweet from Burris, “I got word some weird tweet was on my page! If anyone saw that, I don’t know where that came from and I’d never tweet that! Apologies!”
It sounds like Burris is going with the old and ever increasingly popular twitter excuse, ‘I was hacked’. The Stampeders and Burris are expected to address the issue today.
It is questionable because Burris was quick to say he would never tweet that. But shortly after asked a couple of his followers what the tweet said, as if he had not seen the tweet.
The team and Burris will undoubtedly say the account was hacked. We will give Burris the benefit of a doubt on this one. But it just another example of football players needing to ensure they are protected properly and being careful what is put on Twitter.
Once it is out there, it is never coming back. The delete button on the interwebs is more of a “delete so I can’t see it anymore, but everyone else has already seen it” button.