'Mon the Rangers': Dundee United Twitter account hacked during 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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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.

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."

One of several tweets sent out from the account.

One of several tweets sent out from the account.

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.