How the fake news of the love affair between Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez was born

“Lautaro Martinez would have had a romantic relationship with Romelu Lukaku”: this is how the hoax that goes viral even in Italy was born in the night.

Lautaro Martinez separated from his wife because he allegedly had an intimate relationship with Romelu Lukaku“: it is the alleged news that, after bouncing on social media in Argentina becoming the main subject of discussion in the South American country, has crossed the ocean, provoking great uproar also in Italywhere the two players live and play being team and department mates in Inter in a close-knit tandem known as the “LuLa”. Obviously it is an established one fake news which, however, by dint of being taken up and shared, has generated doubts and confusion. And it is precisely to dispel any misunderstanding about it that it is necessary to take a step back and understand the genesis of this hoax and how it spread like wildfire first in Argentina and then beyond national borders.

It all stems from the fact that Lautaro Martinez’s Instagram account with 5 million followers has suddenly disappeared and from story posted at the same time by his wife Agustina Gandolfo on his profile, where the sentence appears “The love you give is eternal”. This was enough to trigger the suspicion of the Argentines, who are very attentive and interested in the sentimental relationships of the players with the gossip that finds great space in the sports narrative, that the story between the Inter forward and the 26-year-old model and fashion blogger was living a moment of crisis.

At that point in Argentina we talk about nothing else e a social account (known for the systematic production of fake news) takes the ball to manipulate the situation and turn those suspicions based on nothing into news, adding another element to it – the fake love story with his teammate at Inter – to add even more spice to the thing.

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In fact, the Twitter account triggers the fake news that has also arrived in Italy “Info real de tendencias”, declared a parody of the Argentine version of the traditional account “Because it is in trend” popular in many countries. A counterfeit graphic accompanies the alleged scoop of the end of the Taurus romance, which is attributed an intimate relationship with Lukaku. The authorship of the news is given to the well-known and certified Argentine newspaper Olé (which, despite having been careful not to emphasize the final “e”, has misled many).

At that point the tweet goes around the world and it is also covered by some newspapers who cite the unwitting Olé as the source of the alleged scoop, which is nothing more than a fake news born from an account that by its own admission creates false news for the purpose of satire. However, many have taken for granted the news of the separation between Lautaro and his wife due to a relationship with Romelu Lukaku, so much so that in the end Agustina Gandolfo herself intervened on the issue with another story posted on social networks. “I drink a mate while I see the power of imagination some people exercise, I love you“: it is the message written by the influencer class of ’95 which clearly refers to the fake news circulated in the previous hours.

And then one wonders what is the reason why Lautaro Martinez’s Instagram account was closed, which gave rise to all this great misunderstanding that also brought up his teammate Romelu Lukaku, who ended up among the main trends of the day in Italy. An administrative problem of the social platform that temporarily closed the profile of the Inter forwardwhich has already returned to its possession by returning to publish its stories and denying, if ever there was a need, what could not be other than an established fake news.

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How the fake news of the love affair between Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez was born