Yonex apologises to Sindhu over hacked Instagram post

Yonex was quick to act, as it fixed the account and immediately issued an apology to Sindhu.

P.V. Sindhu has vowed to stay with Yonex.   -  Sandeep Saxena

India's badminton star P.V. Sindhu might have momentarily got the shock of her life when her official sponsor Yonex, the Japanese sporting equipment manufacturer, sent out an Instagram post stating, "Goodbye PV Sindhu, players from poor country like India won’t get sponsorship, as we change our focus towards the Japanese youth".

Nevertheless, it was immediately revealed that the account had been hacked. Yonex was quick to act, as it fixed the account and immediately issued an apology to Sindhu. The post from Yonex stated, “To all Yonex fans, we would like to sincerely apologize for the inappropriate posts that have been posted on our Instagram account (yonex_com) today without our knowledge. Our Instagram account was hacked, but the issue has since been resolved and we have fortified our security measures to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Yours sincerely, Team Yonex”.

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Sindhu accepted the apology through an Instagram post stating, "I’m sorry that YONEX Instagram was hacked by somebody. But YONEX team apologised this issue to me. Of course, I accepted their apology for this incident and look forward to continued support of Yonex in 2018. I’m going to stay with Yonex without any problem."

 

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