Faces of Oromo activists digitally added to T-shirts worn by Egyptian football players

Published on 19/07/2022 at 18:11

An image has been shared on Facebook in Ethiopia purporting to show three Egyptian football players, among them Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, wearing T-shirts adorned with the faces of Ethiopian opposition leader Jawar Mohammed and Hachalu Hundessa, an Ethiopian singer and civil rights activist who was assassinated in June 2020. However, this is false: AFP Fact Check traced the original image of the three teammates – all wearing trendy, branded T-shirts without the Ethiopian men's faces – to Salah’s Instagram page.