Syria’s Al-Dunya television station has accused the FC Barcelona football team of helping smuggle weapons to opposition activists in their fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Their proof? A clip from Real Madrid’s match with Barcelona in which Lionel Messi takes on four Real Madrid players before passing the ball to Carlos Pedro, who then scores a goal.
The formation leading up to the goal, the narrator tells us, represents the arms smuggling routes to Syrian rebels.
Last year Al-Duniya reportedly accused Al-Jazeera Arabic and other Arab TV stations of biased journalism.
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