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Irish team sorry for falsely reporting player’s death

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Published on November 29, 2018 with No Comments

A death notice for a player was posted in a newspaper. A game was postponed. Teams across the league held a minute’s silence. Clubs in the Leinster Senior League in Ireland united to honour the memory of a player who was thought to have been killed in a traffic accident last week. It was a big mistake. Amateur team Ballybrack FC has apologized for a “gross error of judgment’’ after falsely reporting that one of its players, Fernando Nuno La Fuente, died on Thursday.

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