Cristiano Ronaldo will be in trouble if he sets foot on Iranian soil again. The Portuguese striker has been sentenced to 99 lashes for adultery.
Al-Nassr faced Persepolis in the Asian Champions League and Luis Castro’s squad travelled to Iran for the match. Ronaldo met an Iranian painter who is a big fan of the Portuguese footballer.
Fatima Hamami gave him several portraits she had made of him and he took a photo with her and gave her a hug to thank her. The painter uses a wheelchair, so he bent down, put his right hand on her arm and smiled for the photo.
According to Iranian outlet ‘Shark Emroz’, several Iranian lawyers sued Ronaldo for adultery when the video went viral on social media. A man is not allowed to touch an unmarried woman in Iran.
The same media outlet reports that a court sentenced him to 99 lashes the next time he sets foot on Iranian soil.
GONE RON Cristiano Ronaldo ‘faces being sentenced to 99 lashes for ADULTERY next time he goes to Iran’
MEDIA in Iran are reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo could face 99 lashes for adultery next time he steps foot in the country.
The reports, from Mundo Deportivo, come after the former Manchester United forward received a hero’s welcome in the country when Al Nassr played Persepolis in the group stage of the Asian Champions League.
As part of Ronaldo’s welcome to the country he was showered with gifts from adoring fans which included customised Persian rugs and paintings of the footballer.
And it is the paintings he received from artist Fatima Hamimi that has landed him in trouble with some of the country’s zealous legislators.
Hamimi, an artist based in Persepolis, is 85 per cent paralysed and uses a wheelchair for mobility.
She does not have the use of her hands and instead uses her feet to paint her artwork.