Last night, England’s Fabian Delph was incorrectly identified as the player suspended by Everton for alleged child sex offenses. Hundreds of thousands of people spread fake postings on social media stating Delph, 31, had been apprehended following a raid.
The Premier League club has suspended one of their players awaiting an inquiry by the authorities, but has not revealed his identity. “It’s been incredibly terrible for Fabian,” an Everton source said last night.
Major Incident Team detectives stormed his home and took away equipment. For legal reasons, the player cannot be named, despite the fact that he has been identified in his native country and on international news outlets. He is said to passionately reject the charges against him, but his endorsement deal has already been revoked.
Delph was falsely accused when Everton announced that one of their first-team players had been suspended pending a police investigation. “The club will continue to cooperate the authorities with their inquiries,” the club wrote in a statement on their official website.
Source: The SUN