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Fact check: Fan Page of Coutinho Falsely Claims That The Brazilian Soccer Star Came in Support of Palestinian

Claim– P. Coutinho, concerned about the Palestinians, posted on his Facebook page
Fact– It is not P. Coutinho’s real page. Instead, it’s a fan page

A post has gone viral claiming ‘P. Coutinho is concerned about the Palestinians, despite being a christian,’ on social & news media. See the viral posts here- Tiktok, Tiktok, Tiktok, Facebook, Facebook. See screenshots here-

Newschecker-Bangladesh has found this claim to be false.

Fact check/ Verification

With a Google keyword search, we discovered that the source from where the rumour started spreading was not a verified page. Instead, it’s a fan page mentioned in the page transparency. We also found that the page is being run from Bangladesh. See the page- Here  

See screenshots here-

Based on this viral post, this was even telecast on a mainstream news channel. You can see the banner of channel 24 in the tik tok video claims. Besides, no posts regarding the Palestinians’ sufferings were found on Philipe Coutinho’s verified Twitter page. 

Conclusion

Therefore, the source page from where the rumour started spreading is just a fan page, and one of the admins is from Bangladesh.

Result: False

Our Sources: 
Philipe Coutinho’s verified Twitter page.
The Facebook page.


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