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Campaign to get people to try chicken feet used a fake photo of soccer star

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

If Cristiano Ronaldo made a Facebook post promoting something, would you try it? Egyptian nutrition officials hope people would after they posted a photo of the soccer star eating chicken feet. They see chicken feet as a low-cost alternative for protein with the country facing rising food costs. Thing is, though, the photo was fake. Actually, the chicken feet were real. The Ronaldo was fake - photoshopped in. Egyptian media called foul, both in bird and soccer terms, and the post was deleted.

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