This article is from Aug 08, 2021

Fake Twitter post claiming that Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem congratulated Neeraj Chopra who won a gold medal !

Claim

Pakistani Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem tweeted congratulating Neeraj Chopra who won a gold medal for India in Tokyo Olympics. He also apologised to the Pakistani people for his defeat.

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Explanation

Indian Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This is the first gold medal in this Olympics for India. It is viral on social media that a Pakistani athlete tweeted congratulating Neeraj Chopra for his victory in Olympics.

 

What is the Truth?

The viral tweet was from the Twitter account @ArshadNadeemPak. But the tweet was deleted later and the below tweet was posted.

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The account seems to have started in May 2021. And, the same tweet has also been posted in a Twitter account @ArshadNofficial, but the post has not been removed since it had only limited shares. This account was started in August 2020.

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But these two Twitter accounts in the name of Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem are fake and not his original Twitter account. Abdul Ghaffar from the Sports category of ‘The Dawn’ media has tweeted along with a picture that Arshad Nadeem has confirmed that @Arshadnadeem76 is his original Twitter account.

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The original Twitter account of Arshad Nadeem has no such posts as claimed by the social media users. He also has informed on 5th August that he does not have any other Twitter accounts. His original account was started in August 2020 after which few fake accounts were created.

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Conclusion

It is clarified that the Twitter post claiming that Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem has congratulated Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for winning a gold medal is from fake Twitter accounts and not from his original account.

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