In Facebook, a photo of Argentina’s football captain Lionel Messi going against four Nigerian players in Argentina’s First Round match against Nigeria have gone viral. Many have shared the post where it can be seen that Messi dribbling the ball in between four Nigerian players.
In the morning hours of June 27th 2018, a photo on Facebook has gone viral where it can be seen that four Nigerian players attempting to snatch the ball from Lionel Messi in the World Cup 2018 match between Argentina and Nigeria, held in Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia. The picture is actually fake. Through FactWatch’s investigation, we were able to find the actual picture in ESPN’s twitter page.
In the real picture, two Nigerian players were trying to tackle Lionel Messi. Later, two extra Nigerian players were added to the picture to show that Messi was being tackled by four players.