Iran State TV Airs Fake Cristiano Ronaldo Quote Calling Israelis 'Assassins'

Iran State TV Airs Fake Cristiano Ronaldo Quote Calling Israelis 'Assassins'


An Iranian state news agency called the Young Journalists Club (YJC) recently broadcast a fabricated story alleging Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo referred to Israelis as “the most hated” soccer fans and “assassins,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported on Monday.

YJC used doctored video footage of Ronaldo from previous years to create a fake news report aired on June 15 via Iranian state television. The news agency falsely dubbed Ronaldo as saying the following in a 2016 video: “Israeli football fans, for me, are the most hated. I cannot tolerate them. I won’t exchange my shirts with assassins.”

This quote differs entirely from the original comments spoken by Ronaldo in English in the 2016 video clip in question, which was recorded by

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