Wednesday Mar 07, 2018. 16:55
Following an announcement by Algeria and Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez that he is retiring , via a Facebook post, it has since been established that the account was hacked.
The Desert Foxes international appeared to have posted a message on his social media platform on Tuesday, suggesting he has been forced to hang up his boots on medical grounds.
However, latest media reports indicate that the 26-year-old’s account was hacked by people who have ‘too much time on their hands’.
According to the Independent website in the United Kingdom, the Foxes have confirmed a Facebook post from Mahrez in which he seemingly retired from football is a result of a hack.
The club confirmed that after speaking with Mahrez, the post which appeared overnight on Tuesday was indeed fake.
Furthermore, the club indicated that they were working with Facebook to have it removed from the Algerian star’s official page, which has more than one million followers.
It is also reported that Mahrez has not been suffering with an injury after netting a stunning last-minute equaliser against AFC Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Mahrez is expected to be fit and feature in this weekend’s EPL game away to West Bromwich Albion, having put his January disappointment of a failed move to Manchester City behind him.