If you’re one of Romelu Lukaku’s 1.4 million followers on Instagram, chances are you were *this* close to hitting the ‘unfollow’ button on Tuesday night.
Why? Because the Manchester United striker kept spamming everyone with repeated links to a musician's Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube accounts.
However, it soon transpired that Lukaku had been hacked. The irritating posts were all deleted and the Belgium international eventually regained control of his social media accounts.
But there was further embarrassment for Lukaku when it was discovered his Instagram account had left a message on Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest (serious) post.
The Real Madrid superstar posted a defiant message after his five-match ban was upheld on Tuesday.
“One more incomprehensible decision. From injustice to injustice, they will never overthrow me,” Ronaldo wrote. “And as always I will come back stronger. Thank you to all who have supported me.”
The hackers in control of Lukaku’s Instagram then decided to wreak more havoc by posting the following reply to Cristiano’s post…
See it? “Messi is better mate….”
Some people thought this was actually Lukaku's message
Needless to say, this sparked a huge reaction on social media, with many people unaware that Lukaku had been hacked.
Barcelona were also hacked last night
Lukaku wasn’t the only high-profile victim of a social media hacking on Tuesday night.
FB Barcelona’s social media accounts were also hacked and those responsible sent Twitter into meltdown by ‘announcing’ the signing of former Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain.
Footballers and football clubs: change your passwords regularly!
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