Fact Check: Old Images Of Huge Crowd Linked To CSK Fans With Misleading Claims

A few images of a huge crowd are doing the rounds on social media claiming that it shows Chennai Super King (CSK) supporters.

The images are being shared with a caption: CSK Fan’s

Here’s the link to the above post.


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

We checked all the images independently and found the following:

Image 1

Putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found a similar picture in an article by CNN, dated August 2017, with a caption: “The annual Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa is popular among tourists.”

The same image was also posted by Facebook page Travel to Ethiopia in November 2017 with a caption: Today 44,000 people participated in the Great #Ethiopian Run🇪🇹☀
Andreas Gaarder ran fastest among the ambassadors #GreatEthiopianRun
Pictures ©Great Ethiopia Run.

We found the same image on a website MDG Fund with a caption: Haile Gebreselassie kicks off the Great Ethiopian Run under the slogan “We Can End Poverty by 2015”

This proves that the image in circulation is old and not related to CSK.

Image 2

We found similar visuals to the second image in a report by Aljazeera, dated December 2012. The headline of the report reads: Thousands celebrate Thai king’s birthday.

A report by The Telegraph, dated December 2012, also carries a similar image with a caption: “Thai people wearing yellow shirts gather to listen to a speech by Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Anatasamakom Throne Hall in BangkokPicture: REUTERS/Royal Household Bureau CREDIT: REUTERS/Royal Household Bureau.”

It is clear that the image was taken in 2012 in Thailand.

Image 3

Running a Reverse Image Search on the third image, we identified it in a tweet, dated May 27, 2023. The tweet reads: “Push towards First Division. Thousands of fans have welcomed UD Las Palmas outside the Gran Canaria stadium. #LaLigaSmartBank”

A Spanish media report also carries the same image. As per the report, the image shows UD Las Palmas fans outside the Gran Canaria stadium, Canary Islands, Spain, during a La Liga football league match.

Hence, it is confirmed that the images are not related to Chennai Super King or The Indian Premier League.

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