Twitter can be a very dangerous for professional sports stars, as their inner most shared experiences instantly become accessible by millions of people worldwide.
It is also home to countless fan groups of sports teams who in reality, have no affiliation with the teams they cover.
One such group - a fan group for the Baltimore Ravens has been responsible for some pretty horrifying rumours that surfaced on Thursday.
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Beginning claim that quarterback Joe Flacco had passed away, the groups page would later claim that it had been hacked.
The rumours were unsurprisingly taken to heart by it's some 60,000 followers who were naturally very concerned for the Ravens quarterback.
The Ravens official Twitter account denied the claims but Flacco himself took to the social media site to clear things up - although he at least, saw the funny side.
Making a reference to popular show Game of Thrones, Flacco has taken the humorous approach and far from being insulted by the rumours, saw the lighter side.
While it is all jokes now for Flacco, we are just a few weeks away from the commencement of pre-season.
For Ravens fans, they will be hoping that Flacco can emulate Jon Snow and help the Ravens fight their way to victory in the 2016 season.
A tough road ahead
2016 could be a hard season for the Ravens as they find themselves in the AFC North - with two prominent play-off contenders.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers are both among the favourites to make the post-season with many people tipping the Steelers as possible Super Bowl contenders - if they can stay healthy.
Baltimore will have to establish themselves in the division early if Flacco and his team-mates are to have any chance of repeating their incredible accomplishments of 2012.
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