No, this viral video does not feature footballer Diego Maradona; here’s the fact check

A video, with claims attached that it features legendary footballer Diego Maradona, is being widely shared on social media.

In the video, an obese person can be seen juggling a tennis ball using his foot.

” Diego Maradona now… God of Football” the caption read.

Check here for the archived post.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post and found the claim to be false.
We scanned through the comments on the post and found that many users have called this out as a this fake video too.
According to one of the comments, he is  ‘actor Roly Serrano who played Diego Maradona’.

Taking a cue from the above information, we ran a search and found the extended version of the same video on YouTube, which is from a scene from the 2015 movie, Youth.


In this comedy movie, Argentine actor Roly Serrano, who essayed the role of Diego Maradona, can be seen with a similar look.

The actor also shared an interview of his, featuring the same video, on his Instagram account.

From the above information, we can establish that the person in the video is not footballing legend, Diego Maradona. 

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