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Michael Schumacher ‘crash videos’ being uploaded on to YouTube by ‘scammers’

SICK YouTube users are uploading fake footage of Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident to the video-sharing site.

Michael Schumacher suffered a skiing accident in December 2013
Scores of videos claiming to show the moment Schumacher crashed are readily available to watch to users online.

But angry users have blasted the posters as “scammers” – because the videos are both insensitive and fake.

One particular video is entitled ‘MICHAEL SCHUMACHER : Video of Ski-Accident from Helmet Camera’.

It has received thousands of views but is merely 37 seconds of footage of a skier routinely going down a slope.

Another video entitled ‘Michael Schumacher skiing fall’ has received more than 20,000 views – although the footage is not him.Michael Schumacher is currently being looked after at his home by Lake Geneva

Michael Schumacher won seven F1 titles
Users can make cash from YouTube by enabling their channel for monetisation. They will then earn money the more views a video receives.

Schumacher, considered to be one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, is suffering from a serious brain injury after a skiing accident in 2013.

He is currently being looked after at his home by Lake Geneva where he receives constant care from a team of 15 physicians and nurses.

Corinna Betschi has demanded privacy while the star remains seriously ill following a brain injury.

Her full statement to reporters read: “The decision to protect his privacy from the public has been taken in Michael’s interest.

“We have made it very clear that something serious has happened.”

According to German gossip site InTouch, the statement left Mr Schumacher’s fans worried his condition may have worsened – although the “something serious” may also refer to his accident.

The legendary driver is receiving £115,000-a-week treatment following the brain injury.

Source: The Express UK