Fact Check: 2018 Video Of Southampton FC Celebration Falsely Linked To SA Cricket Coach


A video, showing Morne Morkel celebrating South Africa’s win over Pakistan in the ongoing cricket World Cup 2023, and later realised that he is in the coaching staff of Pakistan, has gone viral on social media. Many users have shared the video trolling the South African pacer for his mistake. 

A Facebook user posted the viral post with the following captions: 

मोर्ने मोर्कल दक्षिण अफ्रीका की जीत का,

जश्न मना रहे थे,अचानक याद आया कि वो,

पाकिस्तान कोचिंग स्टाफ भी हैं.. #SAvsPAK 🤞

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NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Running the viral video keyframes through the Reverse Image Search, our team identified a tweet with a visual on the official handle of Southhampton FC, dated December 19, 2018. The video matches exactly with the viral image, proving that it has nothing to do with Morne Morkel or Pakistan cricket team. 

According to the video description, it’s the celebrations of Ralph Hasenhüttl — the then manager of “Southampton Football Club”. 

We found another tweet showing Hasenhüttl’s celebrations from the match. 

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming Morne Morkel started celebrating South Africa’s win over Pakistan before realising he was in the coaching staff of Pakistan, is fabricated.

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