Football fan throws himself under a truck as it hurtles over him before he rolls out of the way of a second lorry ‘after losing a bet on the World Cup’ – but is all as it seems?
- Russian man filmed himself appearing to roll under two trucks after losing a bet
- He tells the camera: ‘When you lose a bet that Russia will get to the semi finals’
- But many on social media have called the footage out for being faked
- Strange audio, inconsistent lighting and man’s body not matching his surroundings all pointed to as evidence the video is fake
It is either the stupidest wager of the World Cup – or a bid for five minutes of fame by an internet trickster.
Either way this video is dividing opinions online as it appears to show a Russian man dodging two speeding trucks on a highway after losing a bet.
The video starts with the youngster speaking to the camera in Russia, saying: ‘The moment when you lost a bet that Russia will get into the semi-finals.’
Fearless or fake? A Russian youngster has filmed himself appearing to dive and roll underneath two lorries after losing a bet on the World Cup
The man is showing laying down in front of a truck which appears to pass over the top of him
He is then shown running into the road before apparently laying down in front of two oncoming trucks.
The man appears to pass underneath the first before rolling out of the way of the second, then high-fiving his friend at the side of the road.
But many have accused the unnamed Russian of faking the stunt, pointing to strange audio, inconsistent shadows and lighting, and his body not matching the surroundings as evidence of forgery.
The fact that the trucks continue straight ahead instead of the drivers reacting to the man’s stunt also raised eyebrows.
One person wrote: ‘This truck is too low for the man to survive this act.’
He then seemingly rolls out of the way of a second which follows directly behind the first
The video is dividing opinion online with some claiming it is a fake, while others are attacking the man for his ‘irresponsible’ behaviour
Another added: ‘It is a set-up… The trucks and man are filmed separately and then combined.’
But some took the footage at face value and condemned the man for his ‘irresponsible’ behaviour.
Enot Enotych said: ‘A nimble guy. It’s pity that he will not live long.’
Natalya Larionova wrote: ‘Such an idiot…. What kind of bet is this? His friends probably just want to toast him at his funeral.’