An image is going viral on social media platforms with the claim that Qatar has refused to receive the German national team plane, which bears the gay logo. Further sharing the image, a Twitter user
@masafatxx1 wrote, Qatar refuses to receive the German national team plane, which bears the gay logo. The plane returned to the Sultanate of Oman airport and was replaced by another plane that did not bear the logo.”
Many other users have shared this picture with a similar claim.
On reverse image search of the picture, the DFRAC team found the viral picture on gettyimages. In the description of the picture, it was mentioned, “Germany Depart For Pre World Cup Training Camp In Oman. FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 14.”
Germany’s national team poses for a photo prior to departure for the Pre World Cup Training camp in Oman at Frankfurt International Airport on November 14, 2022, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Germany will stay in Muscat, Oman for a training camp before they travel on to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images).”
Hence, from the above fact check it is clear that the social media users are sharing the viral picture with misleading claim. As the photo was taken prior to departure for the Pre-World Cup Training camp in Oman at Frankfurt International Airport on November 14, 2022.