An amateur football team from Dublin has apologized for a “gross error of judgement” after falsely reporting that one of its players, Fernando Nuno La Fuente, had died on Thursday.

A death notice was posted in a local newspaper, a game was postponed and teams across the Leinster Senior League in Ireland held a minute’s silence to honor the memory of La Fuente, who was thought to have been killed in a car crash last week.

The club said the person in question was fired after an emergency meeting.

The league offered its “sincerest apologies for any distress caused as a result of notifying clubs as to the demise of a valued player.”

What a crazy story. 

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