Riyad Mahrez Is Not Retiring From Football, But His Facebook Page Really Had Us Going For A Bit

A message announcing Riyad Mahrez's immediate retirement from football appeared on the player's official Facebook page, but was taken down.

Riyad Mahrez has retired from soccer! Sound the alarm! The architect of Leicester City's magical title-winning season is hanging his boots up at the tender age of 27! So sad to see such a promising career tragically cut short by injury.

Or is he?

Leicester City confirmed to Goal.com that the Algerian star's account was hacked and he will continue to be a professional soccer player for the foreseeable future. The post announcing his retirement has been removed.

Mahrez has been a staple of the rumor mill since Leicester's Premier League-winning campaign during the 2016-2016 season. He has been linked with Arsenal, Liverpool, Roma and others, but has remained at Leicester City all the while. This retirement silliness, though, is taking the rumor mill to a whole new level.

We can't wait to see what transfers these hackers announce next. Jorginho to Liverpool, please!

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