According to Deadspin.com, a Facebook spokesman issued the following statement after the website published a story about the incident:
Recently, several pages made unauthorized posts as a result of actions from a single rogue administrator of these Pages. Our team responded quickly and worked with our partners to eliminate the spam caused by this attack. This was an unique, isolated incident and we are always working to improve our systems to better protect our users and their data.
But according to Deadspin, the posts were not removed by Facebook, they were pulled by the employee who did the deed — who apparently never intended for the posts to go public. But they did.
Not all of them are fit for a family website, but here’s a sampling.
New York Yankees: “We regret to inform our fans that Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the season with sexual reassignment surgery. He promises to come back stronger than ever in 2013 as Minnie Mantlez.
Washington Nationals: “We’re going back to Montreal. SEE YA SUCkERS!!!!!!!”
Florida Marlins: “Just a reminder, tonight is FREE PITBULL NIGHT at Marlins Park. The first 10,000 fans ages 18 and under will receive a free rescued fighting pit bull courtesy of the Dade County Animal Rescue League.”
Chicago White Sox: “Everyone knows President Obama is a die hard Chisox fan. Unfortunately, we’re voting for Romney. #MuslimPresident”
The Braves’ page was victimized with a tawdry post about female fans’ reaction to Chipper Jones being back in the lineup. But you’ll have to read that one on Deadspin.
Deadspin didn’t identify the rogue employee or say what happened to him/her.