Hyderabad: A photograph of Brazilian footballer Pele visiting Diego Maradona's grave to pay his last respects has gone viral on social media.
A Twitter user shared the photo and wrote, "Ultimate Farewell...Pele's bow to Maradona...Peaking Silently..!!" (archive)
We compared the images on the website to the viral image and found that it was morphed. The stock photo shows a man at a grave sitting in the same position and holding flowers. There is no name on the gravestone.
Though Pele did not attend the funeral, he posted a message for the late football legend on Twitter. "What sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to family members. One day, I hope we can play ball together in the sky," Pele wrote.
Evidently, it is clear that the claim is FALSE and the image has been morphed.