Soccer group faked personal participant’s demise to get recreation cancelled


Irish soccer membership Ballbrack FC discovered themselves in a weird predicament after they lied to league officers concerning the demise of 1 their gamers, in an odd transfer that resulted of their weekend match being cancelled.

The Dublin membership knowledgeable Leinster Senior League officers that Fernando Nuno La-Fuente died in a bike accident. La-Fuente’s demise resulted in Ballbrack’s Saturday recreation in opposition to Arklow City getting postponed, whereas different groups across the league paid tribute to his demise by carrying black armbands and holding a minute of silence honoring the participant.

However La-Fuente’s obvious demise began to grow to be suspicious when league officers began to hunt out his relations to supply their condolences. That’s after they began some complicated solutions, together with a lie that his physique had be flown to Spain weeks in the past.

“We checked the hospitals, in every single place,” Leinster Senior League chairman David Moran mentioned, by way of RTE Sport. “No person might discover something about this younger fella. A few of his teammates [then] launched stuff on social media, saying he went again to Spain 4 weeks in the past.”

The league quickly discovered that La-Feunta had simply returned dwelling just a few weeks prior, alive and nicely.

“We don’t truthfully know why they did it. It appears a bit excessive to do one thing like that to get a recreation off,” mentioned Moran. “All they needed to say was they had been giving a walkover they usually’ll get their tremendous and that’s the tip of it.

“It’s very excessive to get a recreation off. We acted in good religion. We had a minute silence on the weekend for that younger lad. It’s completely ridiculous.”.

In an announcement, the league mentioned the membership had killed off La-Fuente “with out basis” and there can be disciplinary to come back.

Ballybrack shortly issued its personal assertion, saying the “gross mistake” was made by somebody on the membership who has been “experiencing extreme private difficulties.”