Cristiano Ronaldo could face 99 lashes for adultery in Iran

Cristiano Ronaldo could face 99 lashes for adultery in Iran

Al-Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo could be sentenced to 99 lashes for adultery when next he visits Iran because of a photo with a painter,

Reports in the Iranian media, as per Mundo Deportivo, claimed that some lawyers in the country have filed a complaint against the Man United star for an unbecoming picture which was taken in his visit there back in September.null

Ronaldo had in September with Al-Nassr travel to Iran to face Persepolis in the group stage of the Asian Champions League.https://live.primis-amp.tech/content/video/amp/videoIframe.php?s=114290#amp=1

During the visit, the Portuguese international met Iranian painter Fatima Hamimi, who wanted to gift a picture which she made specially for the former Real Madrid star.

According to reports, Ronaldo kissed her on the cheek and gave her a signed shirt, while he also posed for a photo in which he hugs her.

Based on Iranian laws, touching a married woman is equivalent to adultery which informed the lawyers taking up the case.

Iranian network Sharq Emroz, as per Mundo Deportivo, state that the Iranian justice system reacted quickly to the photo of the pair and sentenced Ronaldo to 99 lashes the next time he travels to Iran.

It is, however, reported by Marca, the sentence could be forgiven by a judge if ‘the acts are not punishable or Ronaldo shows remorse’.