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Odyssey of Benfica Fans was just staged

Even the SRF-spread on its Social Media channels on Thursday before the return game between Eintracht Frankfurt and Benfica Lisbon the story. The story of two Fans from Lisbon who had made off with the car through half of Europe on the way to support their team in Frankfurt.

"We have arrived in Frankfurt", said Álvaro Oliveira on his Instagram Account. The photo showed him in front of the Sign "Frankfurt (O)," i.e., in the state of Brandenburg, Frankfurt (Oder) instead of on the Main.


played Well, it turns out: The alleged journey, which was picked up by journalists around the world, was just a Fake News. The German football magazine "11Freunde" had engaged two Portuguese-speaking actor, "to take the hustle and bustle of Online journalism a little on the shovel", as it is said on good Friday via Twitter.

the road movie was staged, would have been able to realize the inclined viewer with an in-depth verification. The Instagram Account of Alvaro Oliveira, the name was Marcelo Rodrigues and resides in Berlin included not a single personal photo, and was established two weeks ago. And also on a Google Map Screenshot that the alleged Benfica Fan in his Insta-Story, was to recognize that the GPS needle (blue) was already in Germany, although the two should still be in Lisbon.

The posted Screenshot of the wrong trip. (Image: Instagram/alvaroslb1994)

nevertheless handles a variety of media the story, including BBC, dpa, Sport1, t-online, SPOX, Le Parisien, Sports Illustrated, Danish, Turkish, Belgian, American, Russian and Finnish sides. Well, the story of a failed road trip sounds across Europe. Too good to be true. And at the end of 11Freunde grants:


Created: 20.04.2019, 11:59 PM

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