The photo is viral with a claim that says, "My son is a Messi fan. My wife is from Argentina. And I am a Messi fan too. So our whole Ronaldo family supports Argentina for the world cup 2022. (sic)"
How did we know?: We ran a simple reverse image search on Google, which led us to the original image posted by Ronaldo.
He shared the image on his official Instagram account on 15 October 2020.
The TV screen seen in the image displayed a stadium's photograph instead of Messi's image as seen in the viral photo.
The image's caption stated that he was cheering his team before their match against Sweden in the UEFA Nations League 2020.
We compared the viral image to the original one and found that it had been edited.
Why was Ronaldo sending his support to the team virtually?: According to an article by Reuters from 15 October 2020, Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19, due to which he could not be a part of the match.
Conclusion: The image showing Ronaldo with Messi's visual behind a TV screen is morphed.
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