Fact Check: Image Of Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Holding Argentina Flag Is Morphed

An image of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina allegedly holding the national flag of Argentina is widely shared on social media.

The image is shared on Facebook with a caption: “ব্রাজিল ব্রাজিল করে লাভ নাই
আমাদের শেখ হাসিনা আর্জেন্টিনা ”
(English translation: There is no point in doing Brazil Brazil, Our Sheikh Hasina [supports] Argentina)

Here’s the link to the above post


NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE. 

Doing a simple Reverse Image Search, we traced a news report dated August 31, 2017, that carried a similar image of Sheikh Hasina holding Bangladesh’s national flag. The headline reads: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina weaving the national flag at the gallery after the Tigers posted a historic 20-run victory over the visiting Australia in their 1st Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.”

The same image was also shared on another news website, dated August 31, 2017, with the description: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was one of the jubilant Tigers’ fans waving the red and green flag in the stands when the Bangladesh cricket team clinched its first-ever Test win against Australia in Dhaka.”

On August 30, 2017, Bangladesh won a Test match against Australia. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was present in that match and congratulated the team by hoisting the national flag.

Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral image of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina holding the national flag of Argentina is edited.

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