A Twitter account attributed to Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, probably the most exceptional participant of Monday night time’s nationwide identify recreation, has been deleted.
As DiVincenzo was once on his method to scoring a career-high 31 issues within the Wildcats’ victory over Michigan, his surprising superstar led some on social media to appear up his account. What they discovered was once not up to flattering.
The account, which had greater than 17,000 tweets and was once most commonly energetic when DiVincenzo was once in highschool, contained a minimum of 5 tweets that used the N-word. Different tweets used derogatory phrases for homosexual folks.
After the sport, Villanova’s basketball account tweeted that DiVincenzo’s account have been hacked.
“Not one of the statements attributed to Donte are his,” a part of the college’s remark mentioned.
The phraseology got here off as bizarre as a result of no tweets got here from DiVincenzo’s account on Monday. Actually, the remaining tweet from the account was once dated June 2016. The remark itself was once later deleted, and DiVincenzo’s account was once wiped.
DiVincenzo, who’s white, mentioned after the sport that the account was once certainly his, however he did not bear in mind the use of the racially charged be aware.
DiVincenzo’s 31 issues had been probably the most through a 6th guy off the bench in a countrywide identify recreation.