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Cristiano Ronaldo could be sentenced to “99 lashes for adultery” during his next visit to Iran over a photo with a painter, according to reports in the country.
Iranian media, according to Sports Worldclaimed that a large number of lawyers in the country had filed complaints against the Al-Nassr star over the photo taken during his visit to the country in September.
Ronaldo, who is dating Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez, traveled to the Iranian capital Tehran with Al-Nassr to face Persepolis in the group stage of the Asian Champions League in September.
It was there that the Portuguese international met Iranian painter Fatima Hamimi, who wanted to offer the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star a painting she created especially for him.
Ronaldo is said to have kissed her on the cheek and given her a signed shirt, while posing for a photo in which he hugged her, angering Iranian lawyers.
Cristiano Ronaldo could be sentenced to “99 lashes for adultery” during his next visit to Iran because of this photo in which he hugs the painter Fatima Hamimi
Ronaldo has been in a long-term relationship with Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez
Indeed, according to Iranian law, touching a woman is tantamount to adultery.
Hamimi is said to be “85% paralyzed” and is a big fan of the Portuguese star.
Iranian network Sharq Emroz, according to Mundo Deportivo, states that the Iranian justice system reacted quickly to the photo of the two men and sentenced Ronaldo to 99 lashes during his next trip to Iran.
Al-Nassr are participating in the group stage of the Asian Champions League where they are in Group E alongside Iranian club Persepolis, Qatari club Al-Duhail and Istiklol of Takikistan.
He will not return to Iran in this phase of the competition, but if he reaches the round of 16, we cannot exclude that he will have to set foot on Iranian soil again.
It is said that if he did so, Ronaldo could be arrested by Iranian authorities to force him to serve his sentence.
However, as reported Marca, the sentence could be forgiven by a judge if “the acts are not punishable or if Ronaldo shows remorse”.
Ronaldo has been in a relationship with Rodriguez since 2016 and they have two children together, Alana Martina and Bella Esmeralda.
Rodriguez is also the mother of his three other children, eldest Cristiano Jnr and twins Eva and Mateo, born via surrogate.
Rodriguez and the children followed Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia when he joined Al-Nassr, in a deal that was confirmed on New Year’s Eve last year.
Mail Sport has contacted Ronaldo’s representatives for comment.
Ronaldo had met the painter after his visit to Iran in September for Al-Nassr’s Asian Champions League match against Persepolis in the country’s capital Tehran.
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