Fox Sports Mistakenly Declare Lionel Messi Dead After Suffering Cardiac Arrest In Training

Chris Wright

29th, May 2012


By Chris Wright

So, this showed up on Fox Sports’ official Twitter feed yesterday evening before being quickly deleted…

“We announce the sad news that Lionel Messi died of a cardiac arrest during training #RipMessi”

Those with a keen eye will notice that Lionel Messi is not dead, nor has he ever been to the best of our knowledge. Indeed he’s very much alive.

While you may be struggling to fathom why Fox had such a moribund announcement typed up and ready to go in the first place, let alone publishing it – it would appear that their Twitter feed was hacked, so no biggy.

(Via Goal, thanks to Pies fan Nuno for the nudge)