False posts about 'new Argentinian banknote featuring Messi' spread worldwide

Published on 29/12/2022 at 03:07

False posts have circulated globally claiming Argentina has issued banknotes featuring the image of football superstar Lionel Messi after the country's national team won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Argentina's central bank refuted the claim, telling AFP it has "no plans" to issue currency featuring Messi. Purported banknote images shared in the false posts do not correspond to photos of Argentinian legal tender published on the central bank's website.