Old Picture Of Female Basketball Players Of El Salvador Shared As Indian Players

An old image of female players of El Salvador is widely shared on social media claiming that they are the players of under 16 Indian basketball team. The viral claim is false.

India   |   10 July 2021 11:45 AM GMT
Writer : Jakir Hassan | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Jakir Hassan
Old Picture Of Female Basketball Players Of El Salvador Shared As Indian Players

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A picture of female basketball players is going viral on social media. In the picture, girls wearing red and blue jerseys are seen standing in a line, and the girls wearing red jerseys are taller than girls wearing blue jerseys. On the red jerseys, USA is written, while on the blue jersey, some part has been blurred. While sharing the picture, it is being claimed that these girls are under-16 level players of America and India, and it is being hinted that Indian players are shorter.

This viral post is being widely shared on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

The viral post got 1.7k likes and 359 shares.



Claim:

The viral picture is of basketball players of the under 16 team of USA and India.

Fact Check:

The viral claim is false.

To know the truth of a viral claim, we searched the image through Google reverse image tool. We found this picture on a website named imgur.com. The image was posted on June 19, 2019. This photo was reported to be of the USA basketball team vs the El Salvador team.



In this picture, we saw El Salvador written on the blue and white t-shirt, while in the viral picture, it was hidden.

Image Credit: imgur
Image Credit: imgur

We also found this image in an article of 'Sports Ration' dated June 19, 2019. In the picture included in the article, El-Salvador is written on the blue jersey. El Salvador is a country in Central America. The report says that there was a basketball match between America and El-Salvador and America won by a score of 114-19. The picture included in the article shows El-Salvador written on the blue jersey. While this part has been blurred in the viral picture.

Image Credit: Sports Ration
Image Credit: Sports Ration

Sports website - AS USA - also tweeted this picture on 18 June 2019.

Thus, in the viral picture, those who are being told as players of India are basketball players of El Salvador. Hence the viral claim is false.

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Claim Review :  The viral picture is of basketball players of the under 16 team of USA and India.
Claimed By :  Social Media Post
Fact Check :  False
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Jakir Hassan

Jakir Hassan

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A journalist at heart loves the in-depth work of reporting, writing, editing, research, and data analysis. A digital and social media enthusiast.

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Jakir Hassan

Jakir Hassan

Digital Journalist

A journalist at heart loves the in-depth work of reporting, writing, editing, research, and data analysis. A digital and social media enthusiast.

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