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Ballybrack FC Avoid Getting Kicked Out Of League Following Death Hoax

Ballybrack FC Avoid Getting Kicked Out Of League Following Death Hoax
By Eoin Lyons
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With Ballybrack's brazen attempt to get match against Arklow Town called off, the Leinster Senior League have investigated the matter and handed down their punishment.

LSL side faked the death of Fernando LaFuenta Saiz, with news being circulated that the player had died in a traffic accident last Thursday, despite the fact the Spaniard was alive and well in Galway.


The organisation released a statement today where they revealed that sanctions had been handed down to the club as well as the individual behind the hoax.

Here is the LSL statement in full:

The League would like to state that events of the past week should not be attributed to or connected to Ballybrack FC schoolboy teams, which are run by a separate committee.

In the meeting, Ballybrack FC were open and transparent regarding an error made by a volunteer who no longer works with the club, after he was removed from the senior team committee last Tuesday.

Ballybrack FC officials admitted to not grasping the full impact of the incident, where they failed to fulfil a fixture against Arklow Town FC, and they apologised for their part in that.

Ballybrack FC will accept all sanctions handed down by the League and have thanked Arklow Town for their support throughout this process.

The League have ruled that sanctions — which match FAI Rules — have been imposed on Ballybrack FC for failing to fulfil the fixture. The club has been sanctioned for bringing the game into disrepute, and the individual involved is also sanctioned for bringing the game into disrepute.

All correspondences between the League and the club will remain private, but the League can confirm that Ballybrack FC were not removed from the league altogether.

The League would like to appeal to the media and the general public to respect the privacy of the former club volunteer involved in the incident, who made an error that they have privately apologised for.

The League will not be making any further public comment on this issue.

Ballybrack are back in action this weekend Kilbarrack United in an away league fixture this Saturday, and there's bound to be a good crowd out to the game after a heavy week of PR for the club.

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