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The Germany international took to Facebook to explain that he had not been responsible for any of the strange messages that had come from his social network page

Ah, the Ballon d'Or: a celebration of the world's greatest footballers... Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marouane Chamakh... Wait, what?

Yes, Ian Holloway may have been delighted to snap up the former Arsenal striker at Crystal Palace but Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze seemingly took his appreciation of the forward's skill a little further.

If you were to believe his Twitter, the Germany international had expressed his support for the Crystal Palace striker as the winner of this year's Ballon d'Or, claiming that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi "do not have a chance" of landing the prestigious award.

However, Gotze, who is set to make his Bayern debut against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, took to Facebook later in the day to explain the strange nature of some of 'his' posts.

"Hi guys, today my Twitter Account got hacked," the 21-year-old wrote on the social media site. "All postings and Tweets have been completely nonsense!!! From now on it's me personally who is active again."

The post "full-time traitor" also appeared on Gotze's account, which was an apparent reference to the 21-year-old's controversial summer switch from Borussia Dortmund to Allianz Arena.

Still, we think the hacking of FIFA.com was the best. You can't beat a dancing Sepp Blatter...

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