The Fake Mexican Footballer Exposed After Inventing Career As Juventus Player
October 11, 2018
SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 22 seconds ago 0 Shares The Fake Mexican Footballer Exposed After Inventing Career As Juventus Player 2018-10-11 08:47:45 2018-10-11 08:48:01 Jack Kenmare Jack Kenmare in Football Powered by Ladies and gentlemen, meet Dionicio Farid Rodriguez, the 20-year-old who has been exposed for inventing the life of a Juventus player. Rodriguez, who massed over…
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Dionicio Farid Rodriguez, the 20-year-old who has been exposed for inventing the life of a Juventus player.
Rodriguez, who massed over 16.2k Instagram followers thanks to his fake identity, went as far as giving interviews to talk about his experience in Turin, inventing games and goals despite not playing a single minute for the Old Lady.
The defender successfully fooled thousands into thinking he was the next big thing.
En las últimas horas, su nombre ya es conocido en Italia pero como el futbolista que se hizo pasar como jugador de la Juventus. Medios italianos han sacado su historia y, también, Dionicio Farid Rodríguez ha cerrado su cuenta de Instagram… Una historia digna de película.pic.twitter.com/1gxOcH0mY3
According to an interview with Mexican newspaper The World, he claimed of scoring 10 goals in a single campaign for Juventus during his time with the U20 squad, playing as a central defender in the team.
Rodriguez posted pictures of him wearing the famous black and white of Juventus on his now deleted official Instagram page, reportedly interacting with fans about his experiences, according toMSN.
So, how did he get away with such a convincing story?
The ‘player’ edited a real image of Joao Serrao, who genuinely plays in the Juventus academy. Take a look at the below tweet:
This story could be made into a film. Absolutely incredible.
Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He’s interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.
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