A Twitter account attributed to Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, the most outstanding player of Monday night’s national title game, has been deleted.
As DiVincenzo was on his way to scoring a career-high 31 points in the Wildcats’ victory over Michigan, his sudden celebrity led some on social media to look up his account. What they found was downright nasty.
The account, which had more than 17,000 tweets and was mostly active when DiVincenzo was in high school, contained several tweets that used the N-word. Other tweets used derogatory terms for gay people.
Check them out below:
After the game, Villanova’s basketball account tweeted that DiVincenzo’s account had been hacked.
“None of the statements attributed to Donte are his,” part of the school’s statement said.
The phrasing came off as odd because no tweets came from DiVincenzo’s account on Monday. In fact, the last tweet from the account was dated June 2016. Villanova later retracted its statement, and DiVincenzo’s account was wiped.
Now villanova has deleted their tweet. This is wild. pic.twitter.com/SzOxbxKC4I
— Joe Davis (@ByJoeDavis) April 3, 2018
DiVincenzo, who is a white dude, said after the game that the account was indeed his, but he didn’t remember using the racially charged word.
What do we expect from these kids? At one point were just high school morons talking trash. No excuse for this type of behavior, at any age. You’re responsible for your actions, and someone will always be there to dig up skeletons in your closet. Now he’s going to have to carry this around for the rest of his life.