Hackers run wild with Sepp Blatter's Twitter account

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FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter talks to the media after ceremonies marking the place of the construction site of a synthetic soccer field donated by the FIFA in Havana April 17, 2013. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 7:21 PM ET

Sepp Blatter appeared to step down as FIFA’s top boss on Monday.

And then he didn’t.

According to soccer’s governing body, Blatter’s official Twitter account, @SeppBlatter, was taken over by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army.

"His excellency the emir of Qatar has been the most generous figure I have ever met," the hackers posted under Blatter’s name. "I do not apologize for my decision. I have done the best for FIFA. For almost 15 years I have toiled for this organization.

"I have recommended his excellency prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan as my successor. The royal family has done much for FIFA, I am sure Jordan will make an excellent host for 2030."

Blatter, 77, hasn’t yet announced if he’ll seek another term as FIFA president after his current term ends in 2015.


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