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Digitally Altered Video Of Robot Playing Football With French football Star Kylian Mbappé Circulated as Real: Fact-Check

A few days ago, a video started making rounds on the internet. This video showed a robot playing football with none other than the French football star, Kylian Mbappé. The robot was not just playing; it was scoring a goal! The video was circulated widely with claims that it was real footage of a robot showcasing its football skills on the ground. This claim sparked a lot of interest and curiosity among netizens.

The digitally altered video of a robot playing football has been shared by users such as @Blue_Footy & @nocontextfooty. Their intent appears to be to gain attention and limelight by distributing this sensational and unbelievable footage.

The Truth Behind the Video

However, upon closer fact-checking, it was revealed that this video is not what it seems. The truth is, that this video is digitally altered. The original video was uploaded on YouTube on 26 May 2022 by a well-known football trickster and YouTuber “Oussifooty”. Moreover, in the original footage, Oussifooty scored a goal and celebrated with the French footballer, Kylian Mbappé. But in the spread video, the YouTuber playing football has been replaced with a robot using digital alteration techniques.


In conclusion, while the video of a robot playing football with Kylian Mbappé is entertaining, it is not real. It’s a digitally altered version of an original video featuring a YouTuber playing football with Kylian Mbappé. As users of new-age digital content, it’s important for us to fact-check information before believing or sharing it. Following a precise analysis and fact-checking, our team has reviewed the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread below.

Claim: A robot playing football with Kylian Mbappé.

Fact: The video is digitally altered; it originally featured a YouTuber playing football with Kylian Mbappé.

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