A video claiming to show Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo waving the Palestinian flag amid the conflict with Israel is widely shared on social media.
The video is shared on Facebook with a caption: “Star footballer Christiano Ronaldo is supporting Palestine by raising their flag after victory”.
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE.
Performing a Reverse Image Search, the NM team spotted a media outlet — Middle East Eye — on YouTube, carrying the viral video, dated December 2, 2022. As per its description, a Moroccan player Jawad El Yamiq, displaying a Palestinian flag, had commemorated his team’s triumph over Canada in the World Cup.
Images of Jawad El Yamiq hoisting the Palestinian flag can also be found on the stock image platform Getty Images.
Based on news reports, Moroccan footballers once again proudly displayed a Palestinian flag while celebrating their remarkable World Cup victory over Spain on December 6, 2022.
Thus, we can conclusively say that the viral video is neither recent nor shows Rolando with the Palestinian flag.
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