Someone Is Pretending To Be A Badly Injured Louisville Player On Twitter

Creating a fake Kevin Ware Twitter account is about as classless as it gets.

1. During today’s Elite Eight win over Duke, Louisville’s Kevin Ware sustained a broken leg and had to be taken to the emergency room at a nearby hospital.

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Go here for more on the injury.

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2. Ware’s teammates paid tribute to him by wearing his jersey toward the end of the game…

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3. …and then posing with it and the trophy after they won.

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4. But on the Internet, someone decided it would be a good idea to create a fake Twitter in Kevin Ware’s name, and send out this tweet.

In the time since the account was created, which was around 6:31 pm EST, it has gained over 4,000 followers. This tweet in particular has been retweeted over 10,000 times. What appears to be Ware’s real Twitter account, @_Woody23, hasn’t tweeted since January 12, 2012. If you scroll through the mentions on this tweet, a number of them are well-wishers — the others are people warning that the account is fake.

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5. After that first tweet, the account responded to a few statements of support for Ware, mostly be highly followed individuals, including NBA player Damien Wilkins

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6. A Kobe Bryant fan account

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7. Rapper Diggy Simmons

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8. And the director of social media for Louisville athletics.

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9. As of 8 pm EST, the account remains alive.

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