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Cristiano Ronaldo Enjoying A Meal From Al Baik In Riyadh? No, Viral Photograph Is Edited

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

(This article was originally published in Newschecker Urdu)

Claim

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo enjoying a meal from Al Baik after his recent arrival in Riyadh.

Screenshot of Facebook post by @syedintesar.hassan

Link to the post can be found here.

Fact

A Google reverse image search on the viral photograph led us to a report by The Sun, dated September 28, 2020, titled ‘The fitness secrets that help Cristiano Ronaldo leap 8ft 5ins and mean even at 36 the Man Utd star is in peak condition.’ The report carried a series of photographs featuring Ronaldo. One such photograph showed the Portuguese footballer in the same attire posing in an identical manner as seen in the viral image.

Screengrab from The Sun website

The photograph published in The Sun’s report was posted on Ronaldo on his official Instagram account on September 23, 2016.

Screengrab from Instagram post by Cristiano Ronaldo

On comparing both the photographs, we could conclude that the widely circulated image showing Ronaldo dining at Al Baik in Riyadh has been digitally edited.

(L-R) Viral image and and Image shared by Ronaldo

Hence, the viral image showing Cristiano Ronaldo having food from Al Baik restaurant in  Riyadh has been digitally manipulated. The actual photograph posted by the footballer himself dates back to 2020 and does show him having a meal from Al Baik.

Result: Altered Photo

Sources

Report By The Sun, Dated September 28, 2020
Instagram Post By Cristiano Ronaldo, Dated September 23, 2016

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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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