Can You Hear The Drums, Fernando?


“I was aware there was going to be some story on me but I thought it was going to be me breaking a leg or something like that.

I was home yesterday after my work finished. I was playing some video games. They told me, ‘you’re a celebrity.’

They started sending me all these news articles and mass media. And that’s how I found out I was dead.”

Fernando LaFuente (top) on RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Sean O’Rourke on the faking of his death by his former club Ballybrack FC of the Leinster Senior League.

‘It’s funny for me because I’ve been watching my own death (RTÉ)

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

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23 thoughts on “Can You Hear The Drums, Fernando?

  1. scottser

    if it was me, i’d be sorely tempted to say nothing and let them organise a funeral and everything. then show up to it with a big ta-daaahh!

          1. Otis Blue

            Sound choices for sure.

            Defenestration – as a word, as well as an act – is much underrated.

            And I’ve been long impressed that Chris de Burgh managed to get Petrichor into a song title.

  2. Slightly Bemused

    I heard this on the radio this morning, and the presenter was interviewing a representative from the Leinster Senior Football League, and asking about consequences for the club. It was nice to hear that instead of worrying about that, he expressed concern for the person who made the claim, because of stress he must previously be under, and of course the consequences of this news breaking. It was heartening to hear him say that they would be looking to support him, rather than censure him.

    Fair ball to them, caring about the person more than the rules!

    1. Lilly

      Still, they said he had been relieved of his duties. How else can they censure him, send him to jail?

      I must admit I found this funny! I laughed my way through breakfast. Just as well I’m not a newsreader.

    1. scottser

      you know, if you mix up the letters of ‘ballybrack fc’, then take some away and add some others, it spells out ‘PUTIN DID IT!!’

      1. Dub Spot

        Wait until G’OD finds out that Presbyterian is an anagram of Britney Spears.

        Village Magazine will be set for life.

      1. Lilly

        Get out of that, he’s gorgeous. And a good sport too. I heard him on Sean O’Rourke laughing about it all.

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