O.J. Simpson has launched his first-ever Twitter account under the handle @TheRealOJ32 after his famous Buffalo Bills no. 32 jersey.
The former athlete, who was tried and acquitted of the 1994 double homicide of Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, was later jailed for kidnapping and armed robbery and was released just last year.
The Twitter account, which Simpson confirmed belonged to him in comments to the Associated Press, shows what appears to be a selfie video shot in a backyard.
“Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly,” he says. “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.”
The Twitterverse naturally went nuts and nearly 200,000 people quickly followed the account.
Coming Soon!!! pic.twitter.com/R1tXOuuLgO
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 15, 2019
Thanks to all my new followers. Love learning how to use Twitter. pic.twitter.com/J4JnN59yKl
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 16, 2019