FAKE: Bar visitors sing ««Kerch Bridge on fire! Your defence is terrified!» — video

FAKE: Bar visitors sing ««Kerch Bridge on fire! Your defence is terrified!» — video

27 July 2023
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A video is circulating on the Internet, in which bar visitors allegedly celebrate the blowing up of the Kerch Bridge, shouting: “Kerch Bridge on fire! Your defense is terrified!”.

However, in fact, these are the words of DJ Kenno’s song from 2016, in which there is no mention of the Kerch Bridge. Football fans use it as a fan slogan.

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This fake has already been refuted by independent British fact-checkers from Logically. When watching the video, they found that the crowd was chanting “Will Grigg’s on fire, your defense is terrified“. A keyword search revealed that this is a phrase from DJ Kenno’s 2016 song “Will Grigg’s on Fire”. In the same year, a video was posted on YouTube of football fans singing this song in a bar while watching a match, with the caption: “The best football chant.” The fake subtitles about the Kerch Bridge were added to this video.

Video with subtitles. Source: Facebook

Original video. Source: YouTube

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