Michael Schumacher Death Hoax: RIP Fan Pages Add Fuel to Rumour

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By Johnlee Varghese | December 31, 2013 2:10 AM EST

The social media has again showed its ugly side with rumours and hoax information on the death of F1 racer Michael Schumacher.

A dozen facebook pages have popped up on the internet with title as ridiculous as R.I.P Michael Schumacher to RIP Michael Schumacher 1969 - 2014.

The hoax page on the social media had several Schumacher fans even screaming obscenities at the creators of such 'ugly' hoax pages. A facebook user Andrea Leonti using much milder tone than others said - "Michael is not dead ignorant fools. Know that your page has been marked as spam."

Another facebook user Scot Christie much hurt by the false news said, "The person who did this page is sick and needs to be banned of Facebook."

In the meantime, the condition of the F1 racing champion still remains critical. The doctors treating Schumacher have stated that the racer was still in a medically induced coma and were monitoring his condition every hour.

Schumacher, the most successful driver in Formula One history, was taken to the Grenoble hospital on Sunday. The German driver was skiing with his son on Sunday morning in the French Alpine resort of Meribel, about 130 km southeast of Geneva, when he fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock.

He was wearing a helmet, but despie that he sustained serious brain injury. The doctors reportedly also have stated that Schumacher could have died had 'he not worn the helmet.'

Several well-wishers from F1 community tweeted for his quick recovery. Former driver Martin Brundle and Sky's F1 commentator, said in his tweet -"Let's hope Michael Schumacher's ski shunt is not too bad and that he's totally fixable."

British driver Jenson Button tweeted: "My thoughts are with Michael Schumacher at this tough time. Michael more than anyone has the strength to pull through this."

Schumacher, who won the last of his world titles in 2004 and formally retired in 2012, will turn 45 on January 3.

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