A photo shows Manchester City’s parade after winning the UEFA Champions League.
Following Manchester City's triumph in securing their first UEFA Champions League championship, social media users and media outlets circulated an aerial photo purporting to show the team's celebratory parade.
Misbar investigated the circulating photo and found the claim to be misleading.
A thorough reverse image search revealed the photo to be outdated and unrelated to Manchester City’s celebratory parade.
AI-Generated Photo is Unrelated to Manchester City Fans Celebrations
On May 4, the photo started circulating online after Napoli won its first Italian Serie A title since 1990.
The photo that shows Napoli's parade following the UEFA victory went viral at the time.
On May 8, “Out of Context AI,” a Twitter account specializing in AI-generated content, revealed that the viral photo was actually fake and made by artificial intelligence.
The user published the viral photo along with other photos that were circulating showing Napoli fans in street celebrations at the time.
As the publisher’s bio indicates, the profile shows AI-generated content.
Napoli Wins First Serie A Title in 33 Years
This victory marks Napoli's third triumph in Italy's Premier League and their first since the legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona guided them to championship victories in 1987 and 1990.
Manchester City Wins Their First UEFA Champions League Title
In a highly contested Champions League final, Manchester City emerged triumphant by defeating Inter Milan with a narrow 1-0 victory, thus clinching their first-ever European championship and completing a remarkable treble.
This achievement makes Manchester City the first English club to accomplish the feat of winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in a single season since their local rivals, Manchester United, achieved it back in 1998–99.
The decisive goal came in the 68th minute courtesy of midfielder Rodri, ensuring City's claim to the trophy at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.