Cristiano Ronaldo has found himself in hot water due to a photo taken with Iranian artist Fatima Hamimi, potentially facing severe penalties.
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be in serious trouble for an extremely bizarre reason.
During his visit to Iran in September, Ronaldo took a photo with Iranian artist Fatima Hamimi which prompted a flood of complaints from the Iranian public, demanding punishment for the footballer.
According to reports, Fatima wanted to gift Ronaldo a painting she had specially created for him. In appreciation, the footballer kissed her on the cheek, gave her a signed jersey, and they posed for a picture together.
However, this innocent gesture has caused outrage in Iran, as, according to Iranian law, touching a married woman is considered adultery. As a result, Ronaldo could face the bizarre punishment of 99 lashes. It is even possible that he could be arrested upon arrival in Iran, following the reaction from Iranian authorities.
The only way Ronaldo could avoid the penalty is by expressing remorse for his actions.