So now we're making African players deny they have Ebola? Thanks, Twitter

The current Ebola outbreak has killed more than 4,000 people in Africa. It’s causing anxiety in Dallas and Madrid. And now, because Twitter is stupid, it’s forced former Coventry City striker Dele Adebola to deny that he has the virus.

Because, y’know. Adebola. Ebola. Just like Landon Donovan drives a van, New England Revolution’s Andy Dorman opens doors and signs for parcels, and Chelsea’s Oscar is a terrific actor.

The 39-year-old, still playing in England’s minor leagues, tweeted on October 11 …

… and a day earlier …

… which has been retweeted more than 21,000 times.

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AC Milan’s Michael Essien was also forced to reject internet rumors that he has the virus.

Because Twitter.

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