The post has an image of the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner celebrating a goal by showing off a Michael Jackson’s T-shirt under his jersey.
“Throwback to when Lionel Messi celebrated a goal showing off a Michael Jackson T-shirt under his jersey,” the caption reads.
As of November 10, the post has gathered over 31,000 likes, 710 comments and 788 shares.
Lionel Messi celebrated a goal by showing off a Michael Jackson T-shirt under his jersey.
The findings show that the claim is MISLEADING.
The results show that the former FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi from Argentina celebrated his second goal during his Spanish League soccer match against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, March 10, 2007.
However, no photo of a person is attached to the underwear T-shirt that the World Cup winner was wearing in the original image. It was just a pure white T-shirt with some inscription on it.
Meanwhile, The News Digest Press has obtained similar images with different people attached to the original image of the T-shirt.
The image showing Lionel Messi celebrating a goal wearing Michael Jackson’s T-shirt under his jersey has been doctored and thus making the claim MISLEADING.