The moment of silence was gripping as players across the Irish amateur league, wearing black armbands, stood thinking about Fernando LaFuente, and the crash that his Irish soccer team said that claimed his life. There was just one weird truly weird thing: Fernando LaFuente is most assuredly alive. No one was more surprised than he to learn that Ballybrack, the Dublin-based Leinster Senior League team, had gotten Saturday game’s against Arklow Town postponed because of what it said was LaFuente’s death in a motorcycle crash that occurred on his way home from practice Thursday. LaFuente, who had returned home to Spain for a bit, explained that he knew something was up because his name had been removed from the team’s WhatsApp listing. He wasn’t expecting this, though. “I thought it would be me breaking a leg,” he told RTE Radio One (via Balls.ie). “I was yesterday at home, after my work finished, playing some video games. I got a call from work and I was like, ‘Oh, what’s happened?’ They told me, ‘You’re a celebrity’ and I was like, ‘Why is that?’ They started sending me all these news articles. “That’s how I found out that I was dead.” There… Read full this story
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