Fake José Mourinho “Palestine” Quote Goes Viral

Last night, AS Roma defeated Tottenham Hotspur in Haifa, and an alleged quote by Roma coach José Mourinho went viral: 

It was even picked up by Benchwarmers, a Facebook page with over 2 million followers:

It seems weird Mourinho would come to Israel, and even visit the Western Wall, and then spit in Israel’s face for hosting him and his team with such a quote.

Of course, he never said it. I know this because the guy who first posted the quote has admitted it was fake:

It looks like the fabricator was trying to prove a point, and he certainly did that – people will gobble up lies when it comes to Israel.

Hat tip: Michal

Update 3/8/2022: Facebook has added a warning, to alert people that the quote is fake.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media