O.J. Simpson announced his arrival on Twitter today – the 25th anniversary of the murder of his wife – telling followers ‘I’ve got a little getting even to do.’
The former NFL star who was accused of the brutal murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, shared a video of himself on what appears to be a golf course, telling followers to stay tuned for updates.
According to his first post, a 22-second video, Simpson declared: “Now, coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything. Now, there’s a lot of fake OJ accounts out there. So this one, @TheRealOJ32 is the only official one. So, this should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do. So God bless. Take care.”
Coming Soon!!! pic.twitter.com/R1tXOuuLgO
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 15, 2019
The clip has already received more than 14K replies, 18K retweets and 55K likes in the first day since posting.
Simpson’s account now has over 231K followers.
Brown Simpson and Goldman were stabbed outside her Los Angeles home in 1994 and soon after Simpson became the prime suspect in the murder investigation which became an international phenomenon.
Simpson was acquitted by a jury in 1995 and has continued to declare his innocence.
The murder case is officially listed as unsolved.
The families of the victims subsequently filed a civil suit against him, and in 1997 a civil court awarded a $33.5 million judgment against him for the wrongful deaths of his ex-wife and Goldman.
Some of his property was seized and auctioned but most of the judgment has not been paid.
After his sporting career, Simpson became a commercial pitchman, actor and American football commentator.
He was once a multimillionaire but he says most of his fortune was spent defending himself after he was charged with the murders.
His televised Trial Of The Century lasted nearly a year and became a national obsession.
Twitter users were quick to blast him for joining the site in the comments section:
Hey OJ. Big Fan. I’m in need of a pair of gloves. What’s your favorite place to purchase them from?
— phillip (@MeekPhill_) June 15, 2019
Nice to see you taking a stab at this Twitter thing instead of your wife for once.
— Dodge Ram Owner (@RamLover69) June 15, 2019
remember when you did those murders lol
— bubba (@bobby) June 15, 2019
OJ, my wife left me. Any advice?
— Juggalocialism (@UweBollocks) June 15, 2019
last time i checked he was still out there looking for the real killer. looking forward to the results of his 20+ year investigation coming out
— befuddled jason heyward (@RizzTrubisky) June 15, 2019
you pay that $58 million you owe yet?
— Kamala Harris is a Cop (@BethLynch2020) June 15, 2019
I’m sure this will only bolster Twitter’s widespread reputation for civil, nuanced discussion.
— Charlotte Clymer?️? (@cmclymer) June 15, 2019
Don Jr called. He needs to borrow your White Ford Bronco.
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) June 15, 2019
I need a decent pair of gloves, do you have any recommendations?
— Lauren Joffe (@thespinzone) June 15, 2019
Is trump behind this comeback.
— Cathi Scott Free ??? (@fightthefires) June 15, 2019
I think that Ron Goldman’s Dad has something he wants to get even too..
— andrew garrett (@skullmashn) June 15, 2019
If the tweet don’t fit, you must reduce your character count.
— grimcity (@grimcity) June 15, 2019
u gonna kill it at this twitter thing
— Jackson Hayes (@jacksonhvisuals) June 15, 2019
What is 32- number of kills?
— cazin678 (@cazin678) June 15, 2019
Running for President?
— M.A.T (@M68Thompson) June 15, 2019