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Riyad Mahrez's official FB page shocks football fans by 'announcing' his retirement

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Riyad Mahrez has somewhat got his act together at Leicester City since going on the strike at the club during the January transfer window.

When Manchester City came calling for the Algerian ace with three separate bids, he was so desperate for a move that he went AWOL and didn't attend training for a whole week.

Eventually he returned, though, and in the four games he's played he's scored one goal and provided one assist.

However, football fans are waking up to some rather bizarre news today after a post went out on Mahrez's official Facebook page on Tuesday night appearing to 'announce' his retirement.

No, seriously.

Everyone's suspicion is that Mahrez's Facebook page has been hacked - and that's probably the case - but the post went out eight hours ago and it still hasn't been deleted. Very strange.



Alongside an old photo of Mahrez at Leicester, the post read: "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."

What on earth is going on here? As mentioned, Mahrez's Facebook page has most likely been hacked and the 27-year-old isn't actually about to retire.

But the fact it still hasn't been deleted by Mahrez's management team is a bit worrying. Football fans certainly don't know what to make of it.



What's interesting is nothing has been posted on Mahrez's Twitter page, so hopefully some clarity will be provided in the coming hours.

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