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HOAX! Leicester star Mahrez confirms Facebook hacked for retirement post

Leicester star Mahrez confirms Facebook retirement post was hacked

Leicester City star Riyadh Mahrez has confirmed that the statement on social media which announced his retirement from football was the work of hackers.

After netting a 97th-minute equaliser for the Foxes against Bournemouth on Saturday, the Algerian vowed that he would give everything for his club.

The strike marked his first goal since the transfer controversy from January whereby Premier League leaders Manchester City tried to sign him.

Following the controversy, Mahrez was absent from training for over a week before eventually returning and featuring in his side's last four games.

A message which was posted on Facebook led to speculation that Mahrez had decided to retire from football. however, he has since revealed that it was the work of hackers.

"After the last consultation with many doctors, I've decided to stay away from football," the Facebook 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."

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