Three ex-Man United Players’ Medical Info Exposed by Russian Hackers

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Russian Hackers are at it again. They infiltrated and wreaked havoc on the 2016 United States Presidential election. Russian hacking is absolutely destroying the American political process, on all levels, right now.

Today, one very notorious Russian hackers group, The Fancy Bears, have used their power to expose protected medical data in Olympic sports. Tuesday’s revelation was the Fancy Bears’ first exposure in the football world.

Argentines Carlos Tevez and Juan Sebastian Veron, along with Netherlands Dirk Kuyt were outed for their therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) at the South Africa World Cup in 2010.

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A TUE gives a player the authorization to use an otherwise banned substance. Tevez played for Manchester United from 2007-2009, Manchester City 2009-13 and West Ham in 2006-07. Veron played for United from 2001-03, and Chelsea from 2003-07. The duo, along with ex-United defender Gabriel Heinze declared use of Betamethasone, a corticosteroid.

Former Liverpool man Kuyt was connected to examethasone, a drug primarily used as a pain killer following dentistry procedures.

FIFA swiftly and harshly condemned the publication of these revealing details. Supporters of Fancy Bears believe that these Russian Hackers are being proactive in the fight to eliminate doping in sports.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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