Girlfriend of Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths has become the latest victim of ‘catfishing’ after her pictures were used to set up a fake online dating profile.
Caitlyn Melville has taken to her Instagram to out the trolls who are pretending to be her on dating app Tinder.
The Scots beauty’s pictures were being used to front the fake profile of a 21-year-old called Melissa.
In a post on her Instagram story, Caitlyn shared the profile, which is clearly using her picture and urged anyone who comes across it to report it.
She said: “If you have Tinder could you please report this! Clearly Melissa from London doesn’t want to put her own pics up!”
And Caitlyn was so disgusted by what the fake profile had wrote about her that she had to cover it up before sharing with her followers. She said: “I’ve had to block out the bio as it’s so disgusting.”
It is unknown what the profile actually says about Caitlyn, but a ‘catfish’ is someone who uses another person’s photograph to lure another into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.
The 27 year-old dental nurse from Linlithgow, has been dating the Celtic striker for three years, and they recently moved into their new lavish Bothwell pad together.
Caitlyn stood by her man last year when he took time off from kicking a ball to focus on his mental health.
Speaking about his battle, Caitlyn said: “Nobody will ever truly understand what you went through, probably not even me, and I was with you through it all.
“It’s hard to sum up the emotions I felt yesterday standing in the stand, watching you repay the fans for their loyalty and continued belief and also silence the critics who have written you off time and time again…”
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She added: “You continued to push through your illness whilst stupid songs were being chanted and even more ridiculous rumours were being made up, worst of all newspapers printing them to try and create the narrative or pinpoint the reason for your mental struggles – for that alone I am incredibly proud of you.”
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