“इतिहास में इतनी बेइज्जती किसी प्रधानमंत्री की नही हुई! क्या फीफा वालो ने भी पहचान लिया की कौन , क्या हे” (No Prime Minister has been so insulted in history. FIFA has also understood who he is, what he is- translated). A photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone viral on social media along with this message. In the image, PM Modi can be seen with FIFA president Gianni Infantino who is holding a jersey with the words ‘Modi 420 living football FIFA’. PM Modi was on a three-day tour to Argentina to attend the G-20 summit, whose closing ceremony was on December 1. This photo, posted on the Faceook group We Support Shehla Rashid, has been shared over 2600 times already. The group has over 87,000 members.

The photograph has also been posted by a page Jumla Express with the message, “जिंदगी न्याय कर ही देती है। सही टी शर्ट दिया है। #Modi420″ (Life has a way of meting out justice. An appropriate t-shirt has been given. #Modi420- translated). At the time of writing, this post had been shared over 4500 times. The page has more than 6 lakh followers.

जिंदगी न्याय कर ही देती है। सही टी शर्ट दिया है। #Modi420 🤪

मित्रों, Pratik Sinha ji कह रहे हैं फोटोशॉप है। Ok, लेकिन मस्त है 😂

Posted by JumlaExpress on Sunday, December 2, 2018

The image is viral on Facebook with the claim that FIFA president has gifted this jersey with ‘420’ written on it. The number is popularly synonymous with fraud. Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) concerns itself with fraud, theft and deception. The image has been shared by several social media users, mocking the Prime Minister.

Photoshopped image

The image viral on social media is photoshopped. The original text ‘G20’ which is present in the image has been replaced with ‘420’.

When Alt News reverse searched the image on Google, it came across the original image which was posted on the official Facebook account of PM Modi, on December 1. The post by PM Modi’s page thanks FIFA President Gianni Infantino for the football jersey. It says, “Impossible to come to Argentina and not think about football. Argentinian players are tremendously popular in India. Today, received this jersey from FIFA President Gianni Infantino. I thank him for the kind gesture.”

Impossible to come to Argentina and not think about football. Argentinian players are tremendously popular in India….

Posted by Narendra Modi on Saturday, December 1, 2018

This is not the first time that PM Modi has been targeted through photoshopped images. Recently, a photoshopped picture of a woman seated next to PM Modi was viral on social media.

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She specializes in information verification, examining mis/disinformation, social media monitoring and platform accountability. Her aim is to make the internet a safer place and enable people to become informed social media users. She has been a part of Alt News since 2018.