Saturday, January 25, 2014

Football Fans Puzzled as #SEA Gets Angry About Armed Conflict

Posted By on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Seattle Seahawks fans may have been scratching their heads Jan. 23 when #SEA was becoming pretty passionate about CNN's coverage of the war in Syria. As any good fan of the Seattle Seahawks knows, #SEA is the team's official Twitter Hashtag.

But among all of the Super Bowl buzz were a string of other Tweets from #SEA on CNN:

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The posts were linked to the Syrian Electronic Army, which claimed responsibility for hacking into CNN.com. The Syrian Electronic Army, which supports the government of Bashar al-Assad, said the attack was in retaliation for CNN’s biased reporting on Syria. The country's bloody and ongoing conflict has so far claimed more than 130,000 lives—so many that the United Nations has stopped counting deaths—and displaced more than 6 million people.

The confusion ended a short time later when #SEA was quickly taken back by the Seahawks and their fans with Super Bowl chat.

But the Syrian Electronic Army fired a parting shot, tweeting "Tonight the #SEA decided to retaliate against #CNN's viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in #Syria."

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