This Photo Isn’t Real

It’s a fake. Here’s the real story.

1. This picture is blowing up all over Facebook right now.

But it’s totally fake!

3. Here’s a picture of that wall taken on August 28.

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4. Here’s a picture of that same wall on August 30.

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They’ve changed the sign from that first night.

5. As you can see, the debt clock isn’t on this side of the arena.

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6. It’s on the other end.

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The end.

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