Against the backdrop of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the video of a cat hanging from the stadium is widely shared on social media claiming that the incident took place recently in a football stadium in Qatar.
The video is shared on Facebook with a caption: “قطر فٹ بال سٹیڈیم بلی کی جان کیسے بچی؟” (English translation: How did the Qatar football stadium cat survive?)
Here’s the link to the above post.
On closely observing the video, we noticed ‘Miami’ written in one of the video captions.
The same video had been uploaded on USA Today, dated September 12, 2021, with a headline: “Fans catch falling cat with an American flag during Miami-Appalachian State game.” According to the report, the hanging cat fell during a college game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, US.
Searching further, we found a similar news report published by News18 on September 13, 2021, with the headline, “WATCH: Cat Survives Huge Fall From Miami Stadium Stands, Cheered by Spectators.” Check similar news articles here and here.
Thus, the viral video of the hanging cat is not from Qatar football stadium.
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