Ballybrack, which performs within the Leinster Senior League within the Republic of Eire, apologized Wednesday after making a false declare that Fernando Lafuente had died in a visitors accident.
The declare led to the postponement of the membership’s conflict with Arklow City and the observance of a minute’s silence at the league’s different matches.
Ballybrack blamed the confusion on a member of the senior administration workforce “who has been experiencing extreme private difficulties unbeknownst to some other members of the membership.”
Lafuente, who moved to Galway from Dublin — the place the membership is predicated — two months in the past, says he knew a narrative was being cooked up, doubtlessly in a bid to pressure the postponement as a result of “that they had a tough time getting gamers”.
“I used to be conscious there was going to be some story on me, however I believed it was going to be me breaking a leg or one thing like that,” he informed RTE Radio 1. “I used to be house yesterday after my work completed. I used to be taking part in some video video games. They informed me, ‘You are a celeb.’
“They began sending me all these information articles and mass media. And that is how I discovered I used to be lifeless.
“It is critical on their half however I am discovering it somewhat bit humorous as a result of, mainly, I am not lifeless.”
Each groups observing a minute silence in reminiscence of Ballybrack participant Fernando Nuno La-Fuante who was killed in a visitors…
He added: “I used to be taken out [of the WhatsApp group] on Saturday. I knew one thing was occurring they usually known as me and stated ‘OK, Fernando, you may see the League publish one thing on Twitter saying you had an accident.’ However I believed it was going to be a broken-leg kind accident.
“I’ve a extremely good relationship with them. It was simply to let me know.
“As quickly as I heard the information, I wrote to them. They received straight again to me and informed me what was occurring they usually apologized.
“My spouse had some Fb fuss, however she already knew every thing. I needed to name my mum right away, and he or she mainly did not know something.
“She noticed this morning my picture on all of the newspapers. I have not spoken along with her but as a result of she did not reply any of the messages I despatched.”