The video was filmed in Split, Croatia, in October 2020, and shows a fireworks display celebrating the anniversary of a soccer fan group.
In El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele achieved a massive victory in the country’s elections on February 4. The supporters of Bukele celebrated with fireworks lighting up the sky in front of the National Palace in San Salvador following the presidential election. Fireworks erupted in El Salvador’s capital as gang-busting President Nayib Bukele claimed to have won re-election with more than 85 percent of votes cast.
In this scenario, a video shared on social media linking this to the celebrations in El Salvador after Nayib Bukele in victory. The video in the post shows the entire city lighting up with numerous fireworks and flames.
The caption of the video states, “The streets erupt in celebration of fireworks as President Nayib Bukele is re-elected in a historic landslide”.
We began our investigation by running a reverse image search on Google, which showed the same video was uploaded to YouTube on 29 October, 2020. The video was titled, “Hajduk split 70 years.” This indicates that the original video predates El Salvador Presidential elections by more than three years.
In further search, we found Torcida Split is a group of supporters of Croatian football team HNK Hajduk Split with branches in other countries but mostly within the Croat community. Founded on 28 October 1950, Torcida is Europe’s oldest supporter group.
We also discovered a news report dated 27 October 2020, regarding the event, According to the Croatia week “Torcida, the famous supporters’ group of Croatian football club Hajduk Split, has celebrated its 70th birthday on the stroke of midnight by lighting up the city of Split with flares and fireworks.
On October 29, 2020, longer version of the same video is posted on YouTube with a description, Pyro Rain in Split! Torcida Split 70th Anniversary Celebration! Hajduk Split Ultras | Croatia
Hajduk Split’s Torcida posted about the event on their official website on Oct. 28, 2020, including photos of other angles of the same striking red display.
Thus, it is clear that the viral video is neither recent nor from Thus, it is clear that an old video from Croatia is being shared as that from El Salvador.
Fact Crescendo found the claim made along with the viral video to be False.
Old video of Croatia’s Soccer fan group Torcida Split organization’s 70th anniversary celebration is going viral as election celebration in El Salvador.
Title:Video from Croatia shared as recent election celebration in El Salvador after Nayib Bukele winWritten By: Usha Manoj