The Chairman of the Leinster Senior League has said he'll be taking advice from the FAI legal department following the false reporting of a player's death at Ballybrack FC.
Speaking on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland, David Moran said the League will meet Ballybrack FC tomorrow night, they will "go through what happened and take it from there, under the rules of the FAI".
He said he doesn't believe there's a rule in the FAI to cover this, apart from bringing the game into disrepute.
However, he said the League's focus now is on the individual involved in the false reporting of Fernando LaFuente's death in a car accident.
He said they're very concerned about him and they're worried about the pressure and ridicule he's experiencing.
The view from Ballybrack after the local soccer club falsely reported that one of its players had died #rtesoccer #rtenews pic.twitter.com/v76fzAWyc1— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) November 28, 2018
He said a member of Ballybrack FC telephoned the Leinster Senior League on Friday morning regarding the "accident".
He said that the league and Arklow club agreed the game should be called off and they let "their clubs know about the sad news".
He said on Monday morning the League contacted Ballybrack FC to get details of the funeral arrangements so they could attend, but they were told the player was flown back to Spain on Saturday, which he said "is unprecedented".
He said "it started to unravel straight after that".
He said they initially tried to find out if there was a road traffic accident, before attempting to locate the player on social media. Subsequently other clubs also began searching social media and it emerged there was no traffic accident and nothing had happened.
He said they couldn't get in touch with the club then as things began to escalate.
LaFuente’s employers in Ireland confirmed he moved from their Dublin base to a new Galway office in September.
"Fernando was completely unaware of the false statement made in relation to his association with Ballybrack Football Club," according to software company Glofox.
"It has been an extremely anxious time for Fernando as he tries to speak to family members and friends before they hear the news through social and other media."