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'Some people are absolutely vile': Leeds Rhinos issue statement after sick Facebook post falsely claims Rob Burrow has died

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Rugby league club Leeds Rhinos today issued a statement to address a sick post on Facebook that falsely claimed Rob Burrow has died.

The Rhinos moved swiftly to urge the public not to share any of the content, calling the post 'totally untrue and upsetting for the family'.

The Super League side said Burrow, a Leeds legend who has motor neurone disease (MND), is fine and looking forward to enjoying the sunny Bank Holiday weekend with his family.

It's understood a fake Facebook account was set up today to spread what the club called 'hateful news'. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community A post on Facebook by a page with the name 'Leeds Rhinos' falsely claimed that Burrow had died at 8am this morning, Saturday, reports Leeds Live.

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