Mesut Ozil Claims His Instagram Was Hacked After Uploading Photo Of Ex-Girlfriend

It remained up for 30 minutes

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In the immediacy of a grim break-up, very few of us emerge with any dignity intact. But whereas most people keep their embarrassing behaviour hidden, there are others who pour their broken hearts out over social media.

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So when Mesut Ozil's Instagram account uploaded a picture of his ex-girlfriend Mandy Capristo yesterday alongside the message "I know I messed up Mandy but will always love you @gracecapristo", fans thought that the Arsenal midfielder had broken one of the internet's cardinal rules.

The message was especially confusing considering the 28-year-old German currently has a partner, former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse.

The photo remained on the page for 30 minutes before Ozil's team deleted it. He then posted an image of his current girlfriend in its place and wrote out a Donald Trump-esque denial:

"As you may have seen my account was hacked this evening.?? Thanks to my team and Instagram for assisting me today in getting control back of my Instagram. Sorry to the media but it's time to kill the stories and false headlines now. The story is FAKE NEWS. ?☝? #fakeNews @gulseamine."