A football club from Ireland has landed into big trouble after the news came out that they faked the death of their own player in order to get a match cancelled. A club based in Dublin named Ballybrack Football Club claimed that one of their players had died in a grave car crash when in fact, the player was in Spain, having returned there around a month ago. Due to this news, Ballybrack’s match against Arklow Town FC in the Leinster Senior League was called off. The player in question was named Fernando Nuno La-Fuenta.
The club posted a message on their Facebook page announcing the death of their player and the post has gone viral.
Here is the message which the club had posted:
Ballybrack FC have now released a statement apologizing to all concerned parties and have claimed that they sacked the person who involved in posting the false news.
The statement read as quoted by the Mirror:
“In response to recent events and the information which is currently in circulation across social and mainstream media. It has come to the attention of both the club, senior players and the management team that a gross error of judgement has occurred emanating from correspondence sent from a member of the senior set up management team to the Leinster Senior League. As of this evening an emergency meeting was held and the person in question has been relieved of all footballing duties, within Ballybrack FC, its senior team and roles within the club itself. The club has contacted Fernando to confirm his whereabouts, wellbeing and are thankful for his acceptance of our apology on this matter. This grave and unacceptable mistake was completely out of character and was made by a person who has been experiencing severe personal difficulties unbeknownst to any other members of the club. The club will continue to provide a duty of care to all parties and offer the support that may be needed at this time.”