A video of a news anchor laughing hysterically is being shared on social media claiming it as the reaction of a Zimbabwean news anchor after Pakistan’s loss to Zimbabwe in the 2022 T20 World Cup Cricket. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a Zimbabwean news anchor laughing after Zimbabwe cricket team’s victory against Pakistan in the 2022 T20 world cup.
Fact: This video is from October 2020, and the person in the video is Akrobeto, a Ghanaian TV presenter who hosts a news show called ‘The Real News’ on UTV Ghana. In the original video, he laughs while reading the names of football clubs during his news show. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Running a keyword search on the internet led us to an extended version of the viral video. This YouTube video titled ‘Akrobeto ‘Massacres’ Names Of Foreign Clubs As He Gives Fixtures From Bundesliga To Italian Serie A‘ was uploaded by UTV Ghana Online on 31 October 2020.
In this video, Akrobeto can be seen reading the names of football clubs and mispronouncing them. At one point in the video, he laughs while reading the name of ‘Eintracht Frankfurt.’ This happens at the 0:50 mark in the video and is the same part that appears in the viral video. Clearly, this old video of Akrobeto is falsely being shared as the reaction of a Zimbabwean news anchor after Pakistan’s loss to Zimbabwe in a T20 World cup match.
To sum up, the person in this video from 2020 is a Ghanaian TV presenter, not a Zimbabwean news anchor laughing after Zimbabwe cricket team’s victory against Pakistan.