A video circulating online appears to show a crowd of US cadets shouting an expletive-laden chant about President Joe Biden during the annual American football matchup between the Army and Navy military academies. But the original footage does not feature the anti-Biden chorus; the journalist who captured it said on social media that the audio was altered.
"Massive 'F-ck Joe Biden' chant breaks out at Army / Navy game," says text over a version of the video shared December 9, 2023 on Instagram.
The historic collegiate matchup, known as "America's Game," took place at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on December 9. Army beat Navy 17-11.
The doctored Army-Navy clip appears to have originated with a popular pro-Donald Trump account on X called "il Donaldo Trumpo," which has previously shared several similarly manipulated videos of the Democratic president and other Trump opponents. The account posted it on X, Telegram and Rumble.
The original, unedited footage does show fans jumping and singing -- but not about Biden.
Keagan Stiefel, a digital content producer at the New England Sports Network, posted the clip to X on December 9 (archived here). Stiefel later wrote in a separate post that his version had been "doctored" (archived here).
Doctored signAnother post from il Donaldo Trumpo purports to show a cadet holding a sign outside the stadium that says: "TRUMP WON FUCK JOE BIDEN!!!"
But the photo is also altered.
AFP has debunked other misinformation about US politics here.