The Springboks can still pick Bryan Habana should the need arise … instead of attending his funeral!
The 33-year-old took to Twitter on Thursday night to assure fans he had not been killed in Paris.
According to a fake news report, Habana was shot during a drive-by shooting in the French capital.
“He had been wounded in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene,” the “report” stated.
But Habana, currently turning out for French giants Toulon, is alive and well.
I'm all good ???????? pic.twitter.com/c4eTc6mL7H
— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) May 4, 2017
“Apparently there is a massive rumour or false story going around that I have been killed. But as you can see I’m all alive, I’m doing well and enjoying the south of France,” the Springbok legend, who has scored 65 Test tries, said.
“It’s actually unbelievably disturbing that people can do stuff like that which has a massive impact on people’s lives.”
A closer look at the report makes it abundantly clear that it’s fake news.
One phrase describes him as a “wing commander”.
And, frustratingly, there’s also a sentence: “He was found dead in a pool of blood, strangled to death”.