Old video of Cristiano Ronaldo throwing a reporter’s microphone into the lake is shared as recent
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A video is doing rounds on Twitter with the claim that the Portugal football player, Cristiano Ronaldo throws a reporter’s microphone into the lake this morning. This video of him throwing the microphone into the lake is shared in the context that he is expressing his anger over the victory of Argentina against France in the FIFA World Cup finals held on 18, December 2022. Similar posts can be seen here and here.
What is the truth?
When searching with relevant keywords, it is found that the video was old. The Times of India reported on its Facebook page on 22, June 2016 that Cristiano Ronaldo threw the reporter’s microphone into the lake.
The same video also can be seen published on the ‘Give Me Sport’ Facebook page on 22, June 2016.
The Guardian article dated 22, June 2016 reported that Ronaldo when under pressure after missing a penalty in a draw with Austria was approached by a reporter when he was out walking near a Portugal hotel. This is when the reporter asked him if he was ready for their game against Hungary and he reacted angrily, grabbed the reporter’s microphone, and threw it into the lake.
It is found that an old video of Cristiano Ronaldo throwing a reporter’s microphone into the lake is shared as recent visuals after the victory of Argentina in the FIFA World Cup finals.