Is Rigobert Song dead news for real? What could have caused his death, then, if reports were indeed true?
For days now, the Internet, especially the social media, have been plagued with questions about the real condition of the 40-year-old professional football player-turned-manager.
On Monday, the Cameroonian soccer player, who was appointed last year as the manager of Chad national team, collapsed following a cerebral attack, which reportedly prodded his hospitalization in France.
Despite recovering from coma, circulating reports alleged that Rigobert Song could have been dead already. However, none of his family members have made any official statement, as of press time.
According to Naij.com, a number of tweets appeared to have confirmed it.
“Rigobert Song was a very inspiring captain and his posture on field allude to that fact. RIP legend!” one tweet read.
“RIP Rigobert Song, sad that only a young man,” another Twitter user wrote.
Amid these messages, several others hinted that there is no truth to it.
“So y’all can’t wait for Rigobert Song to really die soooooo bad? twitter wants it’s [sic] legends gone like that?” one fan stated, while another simply pointed out that “Rigobert Song ain’t dead.”
On Friday, African News Today reported that the former football star already expired despite getting further treatment in France.
Accordingly, he died on Thursday and his “brother” Alex Song already confirmed it.
“Our beloved passed on this morning,” Alex reportedly shared. “At this moment the family is bereaved.”
By looking closely into the story, one can surmise that something might be wrong. In the first place, Alex is not his brother, but his nephew, who is also a professional fallballer like him.
Mid this week, ESPN reported that Rigobert Song was already out of danger, thus, far from being dead.
“He leaves conscious,” Cameroon public health minister Andre Mama Fouda said. “His life is no longer in danger, but he is not out of the woods yet.”
Fouda was optimistic about the recovery of Rigobert Song, who has been reported dead.