Iran denied that Cristiano Ronaldo was sentenced to 99 lashes

‘We strongly deny the issuance of any court ruling against any international athlete in Iran.'

by Sead Dedovic
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Iran denied that Cristiano Ronaldo was sentenced to 99 lashes
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Iran has refuted reports claiming that Cristiano Ronaldo is facing the punishment of 99 lashes for kissing the artist Fatemeh Hamami. Ronaldo's club Al Nassr played a match against Iran's Persepolis. Previously, Ronaldo met Hamami, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Hamami painted two portraits of Ronaldo, and the Portuguese was delighted. Ronaldo hugged her and kissed her on the head, which caused a large number of reactions considering the laws that exist in Iran. Iran is a country that has strict laws that prohibit such moves between people of two genders who are not married.

The Iranian embassy in Spain emphasized in its message that Iran will not react at all to what happened. Iranians believe that the world is trying to 'take its eyes off' Palestine and focus on the real problems. Ronaldo, on the other hand, is a person who attracts a lot of attention, considering that he is the most popular sportsman in the world.

The Iranians also emphasized that the Portuguese was well received in Iran, and that the Iranians are happy about the fact that Ronaldo met with Hamami.

Message from Iran

‘We strongly deny the issuance of any court ruling against any international athlete in Iran.

It is a matter of concern that the publication of such unfounded news could overshadow crimes against humanity and war crimes against the oppressed Palestinian nation. It should be noted that Cristiano Ronaldo travelled to Iran on September 18 and 19 to play in an official football match and was very well received by the people and the authorities.

His sincere and humane meeting with Fatemeh Hamami was also praised and admired by both the people and the country’s sports authorities.’ Cristiano Ronaldo will be the main actor of his team tomorrow night, considering that Portugal will play against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Portugal is safe as a traveler to the EURO, and Ronaldo will have another chance to win the EURO and thus show the world once again how important a player he is to his team.

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