A social media sensation from Iran who resembles Lionel Messi has come out to deny claims that he tricked 23 women into having s*x with him.
Reza Parastesh, who resembles the Argentine football legend in many ways, became involved in a scandal that was first covered by Marca a few years ago. Following Messi’s recent move to the MLS, the narrative reappeared on social media.
The claims were all refuted at the time by Parastesh in a post on his Instagram page.
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He stated, “Hi friends, a piece of false news about me is trending on social media with regards to me sleeping with 23 women because they thought I was Lionel Messi. Please do not play with people’s reputation and credibility.
“We are all aware of the fact that if it actually happened to anyone, there would be some complaints and it would lead to my prosecution. That would be a disaster and a calamity of international proportion. If this news was true, I would be in jail right now.
“Do not believe it, it is not true. I am going to do everything to fight this legally and make sure my name is cleared.
“The news is spreading in the Muslim countries and it has been a disaster. I was severely harassed because it released the whole world on me. My family also harassed me, but the people’s attack was more influential.”
While everyone in Iran aspires to play football like Messi, one individual is learning that sharing his physical features can have both positive and negative effects.
With an incredible following of around 700k followers on Instagram, Reza Parastesh routinely posts images that mimic the Argentine superstar’s signature stances. In addition, he publishes images in which he poses alongside Messi.
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