National Lottery's Twitter campaign hijacked by awful trolls

National Lottery's British Athletics Twitter campaign has been targeted and hacked by sick trolls.

National Lottery's British Athletics campaign was the target of abhorrent trolling last night as offensive images were uploaded and circulated round the web from their Twitter account:

The images were supposed to read athlete's names, but instead the names have been replaced with sickeningly offensive messages:

All photo credit: Twitter

The campaign was launched to demonstrate how British athletes receive help from the National Lottery, but the Twitter storm has completely overshadowed this.

The tweets were quickly deleted, with National Lottery offering this statement in response:

However people have criticised them for not suspecting that this would happen:

The offenders have yet to be caught, but with the number of screenshots circulating the internet, it looks like the damage has been well and truly done.