NHL star Tyler Seguin blames hackers for a homophobic comment that appeared on his Twitter feed in early July. The comment appeared on the Dallas Stars forward’s Twitter feed on July 6, but was quickly removed.
The comment, “Only steers and queers in Texas, and I’m not a cow,” isn’t the first time Seguin has found himself in trouble with social media. In April he used “no homo” in a tweet and later apologized.
In response to the July 6 posting, he said, “Twitter hacking has to stop. My apologies.”
Seguin was just traded to the Stars from the Boston Bruins. The Stars say they have “addressed the issue directly” with their player, but added no more information.
Seguin shared later that he has temporarily shut down his Twitter account because of “repeated attempts by hackers to damage my reputation.”
The 21-year-old was criticized by Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, who criticized the 2010 draft as needing to be a “better pro.”