Leicester City and Algerian star Riyad Mahrez appear to have been the latest victim of online hacking after a Facebook post claimed he was leaving football.
A post emerged via Mahrez ‘s verified Facebook page late on Tuesday, suggesting the Algeria international was retiring.
A picture of Mahrez was uploaded to the popular social media platform, with a caption, which read:
“After the last consultation with many doctors, I’ve decided to stay away from football,” the post read.
“As my time as a football player comes to an end, I would like to say few words.
“I want to thank everybody for the kindness and support they have shown me in this incredible city. You will be always in my heart.”
It was Mahrez’s first Facebook post since February 24, when the Algerian wrote: “Ready to play #LCFC #premierleague #kingpowerstadium.”
On Saturday, he scored his first goal since January’s transfer saga over his protracted move to Manchester City.
The Algerian star saved Leicester from defeat with a last-gasp goal to salvage a point from a 1-1 Premier League draw with Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium.