Hartlepool United coach's tweets go viral after account hijacked

Hartlepool coach Sam Collins' Twitter feed has become an overnight sensation after it was apparently taken over.

Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 9:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 10:01 am
Sam Collins

The former player and assistant manager's account put out three messages, making allegations about his personal life.

The posts have been retweeted more than 2,000 times.

A club spokesman declined to comment on the situation.

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Collins joined Pools as a defender from Hull City in 2008 and twice served as caretaker manager before being appointed as number two to Ronnie Moore.

He has been working with the club's under-21 side since the arrival of Craig Hignett as manager.