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Report: Hacked Facebook Account Source Of Riyad Mahrez Retirement Statement

Some hearts must have skipped a beat in England's East Midlands late on Tuesday night.

A post on Riyad Mahrez's official Facebook page appeared to suggest that the Leicester player was retiring from football or at the very least taking a break from the game.

The statement, which was posted at 11:31pm and is still on the page at the time of writing, reads:

After the last consultation with many doctors, I’ve decided to stay away from football, 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

Unsurprisingly, according to Sky Sports, the statement was posted as a result of Mahrez's account being hacked.

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At the weekend, Mahrez scored a superb 97th minute free kick which rescued a point for Leicester against Bournemouth. It was the Algerian international's first goal for the club since Man City tried and failed to sign him during the January transfer window.

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