The best offensive weapon on the Houston Texans, DeAndre Hopkins, lost his Instagram account for a short time this week after it was hacked.
Nothing can be easy when it comes to social media, and Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins learned that this week as his Instagram account was hacked.
"“All of Hopkins photos disappeared and were replaced with those of two women, beginning at about 4:30 a.m. While the @deandrehopkins handle remained, his name also was replaced with “kardelentoprak” and later “cansu.”"
The bad part for Hopkins, as the article stated, was he lost a lot of photos and around 20,000 followers in the process. As of Thursday evening, Hopkins had 847K followers on Instagram.
As for Hopkins’ Instagram, he posted the following video after his return, because we all know you might be able to slow down Hopkins, but you can’t stop him:
Granted, a Instagram being hacked is not that important in the grand scheme of things, but for Hopkins, it is a great way for him to connect with his fans, which is one of the best parts about the social media in the first place.
Hopkins is getting prepared for his seventh NFL season — all with the Texans — and even though he’s had some great years, this will be the third year in a row he’ll be on the field with quarterback Deshaun Watson, as last season they were able to be on the field at the same time in all 16 games.
Hopkins continues to prove each season why he’s always brought up when the “best wide receiver in the NFL” discussion begins and ends, and for the 2019 season if the offense stays healthy and the front five improve, who knows how good he can become.
For now, though, the Instagram crisis of 2019 is over, and now the focus can go back to football, with training camp starting next month.