Naked Picture Appears on Sir Ian Botham's Twitter Timeline, Beefy Thanks Hacker

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterAugust 18, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31:  Former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham during the 4th Royal London One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 31, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Sir Ian Botham got Twitter talking on Monday morning when a naked and graphic picture appeared on his timeline.

For obvious reasons we can't reprint the original, but here's a heavily censored version of it, for modesty's sake:

Twitter

Botham became a talking point on Twitter, unsurprisingly:

Saw the Botham pic. Praying for early onset dementia.

— CHRISunderscoreBRAIN (@Chris_Brain) August 18, 2014

And later Botham—who may or may not have been the figure in the picture—took to Twitter to delete the picture and thank what he described as a "hacker" for creating so much interest in his account:

I would like to thank the hacker....I've just got 500 hits in 20mins !!

— Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) August 18, 2014

Make that 700 in 25 mins !!!

— Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) August 18, 2014

 [Twitter]