It seems that Patrick Berger has been the victim of some pretty horrendous rumours recently after it was claimed the former Liverpool midfielder was destined to be a passenger on board of the ill-fated Barcelona-Dusseldorf Germanwings flight.
Although an investigation around the circumstances of the catastrophe is still taking place, it is now known that doomed flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps on Wednesday, leaving 150 dead - 144 passengers and six crew.
Around half of the fatalities were German nationals, with three British people also travelling to Dusseldorf from Barcelona.
An article that appeared on Armenian website News.am insinuated that Berger could have been among the fatalities, by stating the following:
"On March 24 Berger had to fly from Barcelona to Dusseldorf by a plane that crashed in the French Alps. At the last minute Berger changed his mind and returned the ticket.
"The player is in a state of shock and is not going to fly in the near future."
The story took an accelerated path when it was relayed by the Daily Mirror, with the publication revealing that the former Liverpool and Portsmouth midfielder missed the flight due to a delay at the airport in Catalonia.
However, Berger has moved swiftly to forcefully deny these absurd claims via his official Twitter page.
It now seems that Berger had attended the match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Sunday night, but flew back to Prague on Monday.
The Armenian press had earlier reported that Berger was travelling to the country to take part in a match in honour of Choren Oganesjan, but had decided against travelling.
However, Berger rightly took to social media to dismiss the claims, saying he stuck to his original travel plans.
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