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Praise be: Leinster Senior League confirm return of Ballybrack player from the dead


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The Leinster Senior League have confirmed that a Ballybrack FC player is alive and well, despite being reported dead.

Rumours were doing the rounds that the reported death of Spanish footballer Fernando Nuno La-Fuente in a road traffic accident, with clubs offering their condolences widely.

However, there was confusion on Tuesday, leading to the Leinster Senior League to release a statement confirming his very-much-aliveness.

The statement read:

"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 partners, 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."

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