'Posted by mistake': Football WAG in X-rated photo blunder

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Margarida Corceiro, pictured here with boyfriend Joao Felix.
Margarida Corceiro issued an apology after sharing the X-rated snap. Image: Instagram

The model girlfriend of football star Joao Felix has apologised after accidentally sharing an X-rated image to her social media followers.

Margarida Corceiro caused a stir on Tuesday when she posted a photo of an unidentified man wearing shorts, which revealed a bit too much for a number of her 740,000 followers.

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A number of users jumped to the conclusion that the explicit photo was of Felix - a 20-year-old football star from Portugal.

Corceiro was forced to clarify that the image was not of Felix and she had posted it accidentally.

“As you can see, I put a crazy image on my Stories,” she wrote in a separate post.

“Every day I receive 50,000 nonsense messages on WhatsApp and Instagram and what happened (surely it will have happened to you sometime) is that I wanted to upload the image next to it and, by mistake, this one was uploaded.

“It's not from anyone I know and I was saddened when I saw it.

“I'm sorry, I'm going to do everything possible so that it doesn't happen again.”

Joao Felix, pictured here in action for Atletico Madrid.
Joao Felix in action for Atletico Madrid. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/International Champions Cup/Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid expecting big things from Joao Felix

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says the the best is still to come from Joao Felix.

Felix arrived at the Spanish club in a $200 million deal from Benfica last July as a replacement for Antoine Griezmann.

The Portugal forward was one of the most sought-after prospects in world football but scored just six goals and contributed one assist in 27 La Liga appearances.

Cerezo remains convinced the 20-year-old will achieve his undoubted promise and believes Joao Felix will particularly relish competing in the delayed Champions League, which will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon from the quarter-final stage.

“It was not easy for him because it was the first season, he came with wonderful expectations and I think he has really met it,” Cerezo added.

“We are all happy with Joao Felix's performance. I think for next season it will not be a promise, it will be a fact.

“I hope that in these Champions League games, it really highlights how great a footballer he is.

“I think he is very excited and happy that it will be played in Lisbon.

“You have to think that he is 20 years old, he is a player with a promising future and that we are indisputably proud to have signed him.”

Diego Simeone's men will be expected to overcome RB Leipzig in the last eight but Cerezo, who saw Atleti defeat holders Liverpool in the previous round, warned there is no “logic” in football.

“According to what they say, the one that beats the European champion is the champion and we have eliminated them. Logically, we should be champions,” Cerezo said.

“Everyone is happy with Leipzig, I think it has been a good result of the tournament and we can undoubtedly be in the semi-finals, but from what I say to what happens there is a difference either for or against.

“I think by logic we have to be there, but who has logic in football?”

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