Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku seemed to have taken a head on battle with former Red Devils’ superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, after the Belgian trolled the Portuguese on Instagram. However, it was later revealed that the striker’s Instagram account was ‘hacked’ on Tuesday night.
As per Mirror, various images have emerged proving that Lukaku’s page was completely hacked. The 24-year-old, who is quite active on the social media platform, saw his display picture being changed during the hack, along with approximately 15 pictures getting uploaded for ‘epmuusic’.
It was also reported that the Belgian’s ‘hacked’ Instagram account ‘trolled’ former Manchester United number seven, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid superstar posted an emotional message to express his feelings at the upholding of his five-game ban for pushing a referee during the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona.
Ronaldo wrote: “One more incomprehensible decision. From injustice to injustice, they will never overthrow me. And as always I will come back stronger. Thank you to all who have supported me.”
Though, after posting the message, Ronaldo probably didn’t expect a comment from United’s striker in favour of Barcelona star, Lionel Messi. The comment posted from Lukaku’s official account read: “Messi is better mate…”
Multiple images of a Snapchat account for ‘Matt Walker’ were also uploaded. Nonetheless, the striker’s Instagram account has since been ‘restored,’ and it now displays his picture, along with the recent uploads being the way they were before.
Meanwhile, Barcelona’s official Twitter account was also hacked overnight, with the official handle ‘announcing’ the signing of Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain. It was later confirmed that the club had taken back control of the account.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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