Fernando LaFuente explained how he learned about the death of Ballybrack FC.
The club, which plays in the Leinster Senior League, announced that LaFuente – who played with them in the past but has since moved to Galway – was killed in a car accident. This had been done to try to cancel a match against Arklow Town.
"I knew there was going to be a story about me," said LaFuente, a Spanish, of Today's show with Sean O'Rourke of RTÉ Radio One.
"I thought it would be me who broke a leg.
"I was yesterday at home, after the end of my work, playing video games." I received a call from work and I thought to myself, "Oh, what is it? what happened? "
"They said," You're a celebrity, "and I thought," Why? "They started sending me all these items.
"That's how I found out that I was dead."
LaFuente confirmed that he had been removed from the WhatsApp group in the past few days.
I knew something was happening. They said, "Oh, Fernando, in case you might see that the league is posting something on Twitter that says you had an accident." I thought it would be a "break a leg" type accident.
I had a good relationship with them. They took care of me very well when I was there.
"As soon as I heard the news, I wrote to them," continued LaFuente.
"They immediately understood what was happening and they apologized for everything.
"It's serious about them but I find it a little funny because basically I'm not dead and no one has been hurt."