A collage post of few footballers with one eye covered with a message that says, “Pray for your brothers and sisters in Gaza” is doing rounds on social media.
The caption of the post reads: “U don’t need to be Muslim to care about Gazau…u need to be human”.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the images of the footballers to be photoshopped.
By using Reverse Image Search on each of the individual images of the football players, we found the original pictures;
The original image is of Portuguese footballer Ronaldo without the eye-patch and has been used several times since 2018 on various websites.
The second image is of Swedish striker Zlatan. The original image can be seen here.
The third image is of Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah. The original image can be seen in various football-related websites.
We also scanned through the players’ social media handles but couldn’t find any credible news report or images related to these international football stars showing solidarity with the people of Gaza.
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