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Old Video Of Moroccan Player Jawad EI Yamiq Holding Palestine Flag Circulated as Cristiano Ronaldo Supporting Palestine: Fact-Check 

It has been claimed that Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo supports Palestine based on a video that has been circulated showing the player waving the Palestine flag.

Syed Umar (“@syedumar584“) tweeted the 15 seconds video clip on Oct 9, 2023. According to him, the video is related to the current conflict between Israel and Palestine, where Cristiano Ronaldo is supporting Palestine and waving the Palestine flag. He further added some popular tags like #Israel #Palestine #IsraelPalestineWar #IsraelHamasWar #Hamas #FreePalastine #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack #CristianoRonaldo from the ongoing conflict. The tweet was viewed by an almost 65.2k user accounts. The archive can be read from above.

Did Cristiano Ronaldo Really Support Palestine in the Current War? : Fact

Actually, the player is Moroccan, his name is Jawad EI Yamiq, and this is an old video from Qatar.

Following Morocco’s victory over Canada in the FIFA World Cup in December 2022, he was spotted waving the Palestinian flag.

We visited CNN, who wrote “Palestinian flag waved on pitch as Morocco celebrates historic World Cup win” after attaching the same picture from the video. It was published on December 7, 2022. It is the second time Moroccan players have raised the Palestinian flag after winning a match. Morocco’s player Jawad El Yamiq raised the Palestinian flag while celebrating his country’s 2-1 victory over Canada.

Check out the full video here:

D-Intent’s Fact-checking Results:

Intent:

Old videos with exaggerated claims are being shared by propaganda accounts in an attempt to set their propaganda over the current conflict.

Conclusion:

Claim : It has been claimed that Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo supports Palestine based on a video that has gone viral, showing him holding the Palestinian flag.

Fact : He is Moroccan player named Jawad EI Yamiq, and this is an old video from Qatar. In December 2022, following Morocco’s victory over Canada in the FIFA World Cup, he was spotted waving the Palestinian flag.

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