'Mon the Rangers': Dundee United Twitter account hacked during play-off final

Dundee United and St Mirren battle it out in the Premiership play-off final.
Dundee United and St Mirren battle it out in the Premiership play-off final.
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Those following the Dundee United Twitter account for updates during the side's Premiership play-off final encounter with St Mirren would have noticed some bizarre activity in the closing stages of the 90 minutes.

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One of several tweets sent out from the account.

One of several tweets sent out from the account.

Several random tweets with absolutely nothing to do with the match started popping up, including one that read 'Mon the Rangers'.

Another read: "Me n big Cammy boi running amock [sic]."

There then was: "Hilmy and haroon both smell a s***e."

And: "Happening troops it's me messiah."

A couple of tweets were also of a sectarian nature.

United shutdown the Twitter account as they tried to resolve the issue. But just as they had, their Facebook account was hacked also.

A post appeared on the platform claiming that the club's new manager was Celtic superfan Jay Beattie.