MIDDLE EAST

Old photo of smuggled beer in Saudi Arabia resurfaces in posts about Qatar World Cup

Published on 30/11/2022 at 10:09

A photo of an official examining a can of beer disguised as a soft drink has been misleadingly shared in social media posts that claim it shows how football fans are sneaking alcohol into stadiums at the Qatar World Cup. The photo in fact shows a smuggling attempt detected by customs officers in Saudi Arabia in November 2015.