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Footie star Didier Drogba’s Facebook account attacked by sick ISIS trolls

Ace targeted by terrorist group

FOOTBALL star Didier Drogba was among 10,000 Facebook users who had their accounts hacked by terror group IS.

The social network last night launched an investigation into the former Chelsea striker's profile after it was hijacked by jihadists.

Islamic State's propaganda cell, which calls itself Sons of Caliphate Army (SCA), also threatened to kill the bosses of Facebook and Twitter in a video posted online.

 Football star Didier Drogba was among 1,000 footie stars who had his account hacked by ISIS thugs
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Football star Didier Drogba was among 1,000 footie stars who had his account hacked by ISIS thugs

Images of Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were shown being shot with a gun in the 25-minute clip, along with the words: "You are not in our league."

The clip showed Drogba's page being taken over, with his profile and cover photos being changed to the SCA's black skull and crossbones logo.

It is unknown why they targeted the 37-year-old Ivorian legend, who scored more than 100 goals for Chelsea in 250 appearances.

 ISIS hackers trolled Didier Drogba's Facebook account
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ISIS hackers trolled Didier Drogba's Facebook account

Facebook and Twitter have vowed to remove any terrorist propaganda from their sites as soon as they become aware of it.

IS has previously used social media to boost recruitment. The group claims it controls more than 10,000 Facebook accounts, 150 Facebook groups and 5,000 Twitter profiles.

Twitter has closed more than 125,000 IS profiles in recent months. And British Muslims at risk of being radicalised have been identified by a Facebook scanning tool and put in touch with reformed jihadists.

 Sick thugs threatened to kill Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg in the online hack
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Sick thugs threatened to kill Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg in the online hack

In its video, SCA said it would take revenge for accounts that had been closed down.

It said: "To Mark and Jack, founders of Twitter and Facebook and to their Crusader government.

"You announce daily that you suspended many of our accounts and to you we say: Is that all you can do?

"If you close one account we will take 10 in return and soon your names will be erased after we delete you sites, Allah willing, and will know that we say is true."

A Facebook spokesman said they were investigating Drogba's account. The social network has "zero tolerance" for terrorist propaganda, and anything reported to moderators will be prioritised for removal.