Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has revealed that a person who was kidnapped and killed in El Salvador this week is of no relation to him.
Sport reported on Thursday that Modric's cousin had been found dead in the boot of a car after being kidnapped. It was claimed that 40-year-old Susana Modric was the victim of the crime and that Modric's family had been informed, but the midfielder has confirmed on Twitter that he didn't know the victim.
Ante las informaciones aparecidas, quiero aclarar que la persona fallecida en El Salvador no tiene ningún vínculo familiar conmigo.
— Luka Modrić (@lm19official) April 14, 2016
He tweeted: “In regards to the news stories, I want to clarify that the person who died in El Salvador does not have any family relationship with me.”
The original report can be seen below and was carried by a number of other media outlets too, though it is not known how the story originated from Sport, or how it was connected to Modric in the first place.
— Diario SPORT (@sport) April 14, 2016