Real Madrid footballer Luka Modric has been forced to deny widespread speculation that his cousin has been kidnapped and murdered in El Salvador.
Reports claimed a woman named Susana Modric was found dead in the boot of a car two days after she was snatched.
Luka Modric's name started trending on Facebook on Thursday as media outlets wrongly said the victim was one of his relatives.
The ex-Spurs star took to Twitter to tell his followers that the reports were false.
"Given the information appeared, I want to clarify that the deceased in El Salvador does not have any family relationship with me," he said.