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Syrian state TV accuses Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona of helping to arm rebels

Here’s something you don’t hear every day. According to ara.catAddounia, a Syrian state controlled TV channel, has accused FC Barcelona of helping to arm rebels in the war ridden country.

Even the most fervent of Real Madrid supporters will find this one a conspiracy theory too far. If it sounds ridiculous as a concept, it’s just plain hilarious in execution. The channel claims that if you reverse the image of Lionel Messi’s run for his famous goal against Real Madrid in last year’s Champions League, then track his movement, it draws a route for rebels to get arms into the country.

We’re not making this up. Seriously.

There are plenty of things going on at the hands of Mr al-Assad that are no laughing matter, but I dare say this is one accusation that FC Barcelona’s legal department won’t need to pursue. Check out the video below.


Update : According to Eurasian Hub, the story is a fake, we’ve all been duped and should check our sources next time. That may well be the case, but perhaps we should take time to consider whether Eurasian Hub is a reliable source either? In any case, fake or not, does that stop it being funny? As for the validity of the video: we’ll leave that up to you to decide.


  1. Heath Chesters

    19 March, 2012 at 09:33

    I was waiting to see the Syrian news anchors wearing tin foil hats in that report!

    Absolutely incredible…

  2. kamz

    19 March, 2012 at 09:40

    lol .. this is one of the funniest ‘conspiracies’ i’ve ever heard.

    • Julia

      2 June, 2012 at 11:44

      Kelly I loved your first post in your blog!!! You are a very special perosn and I am glad to have met you this summer I am looking forward to many more times with my new friends from Coach Joan’s Class!!!Kim

  3. Jafar

    19 March, 2012 at 11:06

    If Messi and Barcelona did indeed do that than they are much better than eveyone every imagined.

  4. anonymous

    19 March, 2012 at 16:08

    this is rubbish and rubbish indeed.

  5. Anonymous

    20 March, 2012 at 11:02

    what the idiot u are Asad.

  6. truth seeker

    27 March, 2012 at 19:50

    if you check the channel logo you will see that it was cut from somewhere and paste on the viedo and you will know how by checking the blue cover behind the channel logo !!! then the voice of the clip presenter isnot of any in the tv channel.

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