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15th Jun 2019

O.J. Simpson posts video announcing that he’s joining Twitter

Carl Kinsella

Maybe it’s time to just… unplug the internet

O.J. Simpson has announced that he will be joining Twitter, posting a video on the social media platform in the early hours of Saturday morning.

In the video, Simpson says: “Hey Twitter-world, this is yours truly. Now, coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything. It should be a lot of fun, I’ve got a little getting even to do, so God bless. Take care.”

O.J. Simpson, in his own words, has some getting even to do.

He also warned against other fake O.J. accounts, and his Twitter bio is: “If you don’t see it here, I didn’t say it.”

Simpson was controversially acquitted of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder in 1995, as well as the murder of Ron Goldman, in 1994. He has always maintained his innocence.

In a subsequent civil suit brought against Simpson by the parents of Goldman, the former American footballer was ordered to pay $33.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages, thereby finding him “responsible” for the death of Brown and Goldman.

He was later convicted of robbery and kidnapping for an incident where he tried to steal sports memorabilia. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison but was released after nine.

And now he’s on Twitter.

We’re calling it now. This is going to end poorly.