“Paul Pogba dead 2019” : Footballer killed by internet death hoax

Paul Pogba is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of footballer Paul Pogba’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 26-year-old footballer is alive and well.

UPDATE 20/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Paul Pogba death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the footballer’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Paul Pogba’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French footballer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (May 18, 2019), our beloved footballer Paul Pogba passed away. Paul Pogba was born on March 15, 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 26-year-old footballer was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a footballer of Paul Pogba's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 57% still think false Paul Pogba death rumors are funny.

Paul Pogba Death Hoax Dismissed Since Footballer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (May 19) the footballer's reps officially confirmed that Paul Pogba is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved footballer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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