Barcelona have confirmed their social media accounts were hacked on Wednesday following a false announcement of Angel Di Maria’s signing.
A group which have named themselves as OurMine have claimed responsibility for the hack on the Catalan club’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The club’s official Twitter account then posted: “Welcome Angel Di Maria to FC Barcelona #DiMariaFB,” before being swiftly deleted and was followed by the message “Let's get #FCBHack trending on Twitter.”
The Blaugrana confirmed in a later post: “Our accounts have been hacked tonight. We're working to solve the problem as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.”
The group have formerly hacked social media accounts of global organisations such as Netflix, Marvel, WWE, HBO and Playstation.