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    In this Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, a seller of newspapers stocks several Charlie Hebdo newspapers at a newsstand in Nice, France. The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo will publish a German version in the country that has given the best reception to the weekly paper outside France since the attacks that wiped out the Paris editorial staff in January 2015

    Charlie Hebdo's Monkey Rant on France Football Team Dismissed as Fake

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    French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, famous for its playful and sometimes provocative covers, has devoted its latest issue to France's long-awaited World Cup victory.

    An image has surfaced on social media showing a cartoon allegedly authored by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that shows a bunch of apes dressed in jerseys of the French national team, who confuse the World Cup trophy with a banana or an orange.

    However, Michel Rose of Reuters dismissed the image as fake and shared what he called the real Charlie Hebdo cover, which depicts Les Bleus' players all looking like French President Macron.

    Before the hoax was discovered, many internet users expressed their anger at the famous daily.

    "I don't share Charlie's values, but that seemed too bold even for them," a French Twitter user wrote.

    "What racists these Charlie Hebdo are!" another user exclaimed furiously.

    Others, however, weren't that surprised with the image.

    On July 15, France beat Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final to pick up its second World Cup. Last time, they won the trophy on home soil 20 years ago.

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