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My account was hacked: British actor Vinnie Jones on picture of 100 dead foxes

British footballer-turned-actor, Vinnie Jones has claimed that his Twitter account was hacked. Jones sparked online fury after a photo appeared on his Twitter account showing 100 foxes that he apparently shot dead.

hollywood Updated: Jul 25, 2017 20:24 IST
British actor Vinnie Jones.
British actor Vinnie Jones.

Hours after the internet was abuzz with criticism for the British footballer-turned-actor, Vinnie Jones has claimed that his Twitter account was hacked and he did not post the photograph of 100 dead foxes.

Jones sparked online fury after a photo appeared on his Twitter account showing 100 foxes that he apparently shot dead. The caption for the photo read, “A real night lamping #foxes anyone beat this?”

After the post appeared, animal rights activists claimed it “was a massacre”, a report in The Independant said. Other organisations, however, doubted the actor could have killed 100 foxes and later they claimed it was an old picture from Australia, it added.

Apologising for the post, Jones wrote a series of tweets. “I have just woke to see these tweets with fox pics , this is a hack ive never seen this pic in my life and did NOT twwet it is a HACK !!!!! I am very sorry for the distress this HACKED picture has caused everyone i DONOT condone it in anyway. On going research has shown the picture was taken in australia AND loaded to the internet in australia more research to follow.”

This is not the first time that Jones is involved in a controversy. He was convicted in June 1998 of assault, occasioning bodily harm and criminal damage against a neighbour in November 1997. He was also convicted of assault and threatening behaviour on an aircraft when he slapped a co-passenger and threatened to murder the cabin crew while being drunk on an aircraft in December 2003.

Vinnie Jones began his football career in 1984 and made his film debut with Guy Ritchie’s crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). He mostly played villainous roles in films and also appeared on Big Brother as a contestant.

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