Russian Premier League club Zenit St. Petersburg have trolled FC Barcelona after the Catalan club’s official Twitter account was apparently hacked.
Barca’s official Twitter account and Facebook profile had allegedly been accessed by Saudi hacker group OurMine.
The club’s official Twitter account posted a series of unexpected tweets including announcing the signing of PSG winger Angel Di Maria, who previously played for Barca rivals Real Madrid.
“Our accounts have been hacked tonight. We’re working to solve the problem as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience,” Barca later tweeted after apparently regaining momentary control over their social media.
Zenit were quick to quip with a picture believed to be of former defender Bruno Alves in full Zenit gear surfing the web on a laptop.
Accompanying the image was the hashtag “It Wasn’t Us,” absolving themselves of any wrongdoing.
It isn’t the first time Zenit have weighed in with their fair share of amusing tweets. In 2016, the Daily Mail included Zenit’s crest in their list of ‘Top 10 worst badges’ in football.
Zenit hit back by posting a picture of 10 Mail Online logos as their list of ’10 worst newspaper badges ever’. The tweet went viral, ending up with over 18,000 retweets.
Zenit are currently preparing for their Europa League first playoff round second leg versus Dutch team FC Utrecht tomorrow night.
The club welcomed new Argentinian signing Emiliano Rigoni to their training camp for the first time since the midfielder’s €12 million [US$14 million] switch from Independiente.
Ahead of their La Liga opener versus Real Betis on Sunday, Barcelona held a minute’s silence in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks last week in the city and nearby Cambrils that left 14 dead and 130 injured.