Fact Check: Image of Anti-Joe Biden Band Formation In Football Stadium Is NOT Real

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  • by: Kaiyah Clarke
Fact Check: Image of Anti-Joe Biden Band Formation In Football Stadium Is NOT Real Fact Check: Image of Anti-Joe Biden Band Formation In Football Stadium Is NOT Real Altered Image

Is an image depicting an anti-Joe Biden band formation in a football stadium real? No, that's not true: This image has been digitally altered.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on October 16, 2021. The post, captioned, "Relentless lol," features an image of a packed football stadium of people wearing what appears to be red and white, and a band formation that reads:

FUCK JOE BIDEN

This is what the Facebook post looked like on October 21, 2021:

Fake picture joe biden screenshot post.png

(Facebook screenshot taken on Thu Oct 21 20:48:4October 21 UTC)

A TinEye reverse image search reveals that the original image was taken from a Dallas tourism website of the packed Cotton Bowl Stadium during the annual Texas/Oklahoma University football game.

Cotton Bowl Stadium.jpeg

No image was located showing a band forming an anti-Biden slogan.

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  Kaiyah Clarke

Kaiyah Clarke is a fact-checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Journalism. When she is not fact-checking or researching counter-narratives in society, she is often found reading a book on the New York Times Bestseller List.

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