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Things got weird on the Chicago Bears‘ Twitter account on Tuesday night.

At exactly 8 pm ET (or 7 pm CT), the Bears sent out a tweet: “Hello.”

10 minutes later, the Bears tweeted a butt-dial-esque video of somebody walking around team headquarters at Halas Hall.

That immediately led to people wondering if the Bears account was hacked.

And eight minutes after that, another video appeared, with Bears legend Dick Butkus announcing that he “just got [the Bears’] Twitter account password.”

That was followed by a Twitter poll asking, “What should [Butkus] do first?”

The options were “Story time,” “Picture by my number,” or “Find Flus” (as in Chicago first-year head coach Matt Eberflus). More than 50% of Bears fans chose the Eberflus answer.

But first, Butkus took a selfie.

And that was followed by, “Oops didn’t mean to tweet that. Not sure how to delete.”

Finally, the Hall of Fame linebacker found Eberflus, who’s led the Bears to a 2-1 record in the early going.

Then came story time from Butkus.

And then a picture in front of his name and jersey number showcased at Halas Hall.

Then a tweet reading, “Good restaurants near me.”

Another selfie.

And lastly, “Well, they just asked for me to do a TickTock so I’m out of here.”


Butkus, 79, has his own Twitter account too.

Related: Dick Butkus takes shot at Aaron Rodgers, has jokes after Twitter verification

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