Leinster Senior League confirm player reported dead by Dublin club is alive and well
Leinster Senior League have confirmed that the player is in good health and has returned to his native Spain.
Leinster Senior League have confirmed that a player recently reported dead by a Dublin club, Ballybrack FC, is, in fact, alive and well in his native Spain.
Ballybrack FC recently posted a tribute to one of their players, who was said to have died in a "traffic accident".
It later transpired that the player in question, Fernando Nuno La-Fuente, was very much alive, has since flown home to his native Spain, and is described as being "in good health".
The Leinster Senior League, who originally posted a statement announcing his passing in the Herald, have since released a statement via their media partner, Herald Striker, claiming that the notification of the death of the player was "without foundation".
The statement claims that Leinster Senior League were notified of the death of the player by a representative of Ballybrack FC and that they acted in good faith at all times.
You can read the statement in full below:
"The Leinster Senior League would like to acknowledge that the notification of the death of a Ballybrack FC player as shared with all member clubs and media partner, is, without foundation.
"The Leinster Senior League acted in good faith at all times and when notified by a representative of Ballybrack FC as to the death of a member player we immediately offered our heartfelt condolences and also shared the sad news with all other LSL clubs in order for them to offer their own individual condolences.
"We are glad to hear that the player is in good health and has returned to his native Spain.
"The Leinster Senior League will co-operate with all relevant agencies in the investigation of this matter and the league will also deal with this issue through their own internal disciplinary procedures.
"The Leinster Senior League would like to offer their sincerest apologies for any distress caused as a result of notifying clubs as to the demise of a valued player.
"The league acted in absolute good faith with the information supplied by the club and only had the welfare and interest of those affected by the reported "tragedy" as our uppermost concern at all times."
CIE Ranch were one of many Leinster Senior League teams to have passed on their condolences following the reporting of the death of the Ballybrack player, and they have since released a statement condemning the actions of Ballybrack FC.
Teams in the league also held a minute silence for the player who was believed to be dead.
JOE has reached out to Ballybrack FC for comment and have yet to receive a response.