- Frank Bruno uses social media to confirm he is alive in a comical post
- Bruno responded after seeing #RIPFrank trending on the platform
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Frank Bruno went to X to confirm he was alive, seeing the hashtag #RIPFrank trending on social media.
The former world heavyweight champion responded after seeing the trend on X and confirmed he had not died.
In fact, the term started to become popular following the sad death of former Scottish footballer Frank McDougall, who died on Sunday evening.
An outpouring of tributes was paid to the ex-St Mirren and Aberdeen striker online, leading to Bruno seeing his name among the top trends.
But the 61-year-old made sure to let fans know the messages had nothing to do with him after ‘checking’ he hadn’t died.
Frank Bruno has confirmed on social media that he is still alive in a comical tweet
Bruno felt the need to clarify after seeing the term #RIPFrank appear on the platform
The term #RIPFrank referred to the death of former Scotland striker Frank McDougall
“Morning I keep seeing RIP Frank is trending and I have to check I’m not dead.” Bruno comically placed.
Bruno then used the rest of his tweet to reflect on the week ahead and comment on last weekend’s controversial match between Tottenham and Liverpool, which saw a goal wrongly disallowed for offside.
Adding: ‘So a new week and a busy week. I’ve been asked to comment on the Liverpool VAR situation as it becomes clear it could be a title decider or Champions League qualification, perhaps a rematch?
Bruno in his heyday as WBC World Heavyweight Champion after his victory over Oliver McCall
I’m sure many fans would like to see it settled once and for all!!! Before you all yell at me about the cost, it’s just a suggestion!!”
The boxer, who famously fought Mike Tyson in the late 1980s and won the WBC World Heavyweight championship from Oliver McCall in 1995, has suffered from mental health problems since retiring from the sport.
However, after being divided twice over the issues, he has since fought back and created a foundation dedicated to improving the mental health of men around the world.