Reports of former Premier League striker Benni McCarthy‘s death have been greatly exaggerated.
In fact, McCarthy has been forced to deny them.
Reports emerged on Wednesday suggesting McCarthy had been involved in a car crash in London.
The report appeared to come from a fake news outlet but the ex-Blackburn and West Ham striker took to social media to slam the claims.
“Guys please dont believe this news thats going around about me being found dead in London! its totally #FakeNews!!!”, he posted on Facebook.
“I am very much alive! Thank you for all the messages of concern! People that create this fake news have no respect and are messing with people’s lives & emotions!
McCarthy also confirmed he will be in Cardiff for this weekend’s Champions League final.
The South African joined Blackburn from Porto in 2006 and spent three seasons at Ewood Park before a brief spell with West Ham.