Paul Golding, the leader of Britain First, has been caught out after mistaking a video showing Pakistan cricket fans celebrating a 20/20 test match to be "Muslims celebrating the Paris terror attack in London".

Golding tweeted a short video showing mass celebrations outside Tooting Broadway Tube station – an area of south-west London with a large Asian population – the morning after the shooting on the Champs Elysees, which left one police officer dead, and two injured.

Golding tweeted along with the caption: "Oh look, a crowd of 'moderate' Muslims celebrating the Paris terror attack in London."

However, the video he tweeted to his 19,000 followers was in fact filmed in 2009 and actually shows street celebrations following Pakistani cricket match victory during the 20/20 games that year.

Golding chose to believe the footage showed Muslims celebrating the attack in the French capital despite there being no implication of such within the crowd. People are flying Pakistan flags and can be heard chanting in the raucous manner that sports fans are known for.

The footage also appears to be filmed in twilight, despite the shooting in Paris occurring at night-time.

Coincidentally, the same 2009 video of the cricket fans was widely shared by far-right blogs and on Facebook in the wake of the 2015 Paris terror attacks.

The video, entitled Muslims Around The World Celebrate The Islamic Victory In Paris France, was eventually pulled, but not before gaining more than 500,000 views in a matter of hours.

Update: Unsurprisingly, Golding has now deleted the tweet. Screenshot below.

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