Fact-Check: Cristiano Ronaldo Not Sentenced to 99 Lashes in Iran

In recent days, there have been viral claims circulating on social media suggesting that Iranian authorities sentenced international football star Cristiano Ronaldo to 99 lashes for alleged adultery.

According to these allegations, Ronaldo supposedly touched a single woman, Fátima Hamami, a painter with 85% body paralysis, who gifted him a painting. It was further stated that Islamic courts in Iran accused Ronaldo of adultery, and this sentence would be carried out if he ever returned to the country.

However, it is essential to set the record straight and clarify that these claims are entirely baseless and untrue. On Friday, Iran’s embassy in Madrid took to its social media to address these wild allegations in a statement, firmly denying any such sentence against the renowned Portuguese footballer. The statement read, “We strongly deny the issuance of any sentence against any international athlete in Iran.”

The embassy’s statement also expressed its concern regarding the publication of such unfounded news, as it could potentially overshadow serious issues such as crimes against humanity and war crimes against the oppressed Palestinian nation.

The statement also highlighted the facts surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s visit to Iran in September. Cristiano Ronaldo traveled to Iran on September 18 and 19 to participate in an official soccer match.

During his visit, he was well-received by the people and the country’s authorities. His sincere and humane meeting with Fatemeh Hamami, the painter mentioned in the false claims, was praised and admired by both the people and the country’s sports authorities.

The claims of a 99-lash sentence for Ronaldo, which were supposedly imposed by the Iranian judiciary, are entirely fabricated. It’s worth noting that Cristiano Ronaldo traveled to Iran to participate in an official soccer match with his team, Al-Nassr, against Persepolis in the Asian Champions League.

His team won the match 2-0. The notion of a harsh sentence being passed against the football star due to his involvement in this sporting event is utterly false.

In conclusion, these allegations regarding Cristiano Ronaldo being sentenced to 99 lashes in Iran are nothing more than baseless rumors and misinformation.

The official statement from Iran’s embassy in Madrid has categorically denied such claims, and the facts surrounding Ronaldo’s visit to Iran do not support these allegations in any way. It is important to verify information from credible sources and refrain from spreading unverified news or rumors.


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