Cristiano Ronaldo could be sentenced to 99 la§hes for ad¥ltery when next he visits Iran because of a photo he took with a painter.
According to Daily Mail, 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 during his visit there back in September.
Ronaldo had in September with Al-Nassr travel to Iran to face Persepolis in the group stage of the Asian Champions League.
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 ki§§ed her on the cheek and gave her a signed shirt, while he also posed for a photo in which he hugged her.
Based on Iranian laws, touching a married woman is equivalent to ad¥lt£ry which informed the lawyers taking up the case.
Iranian network Sharq Emroz, as per Mundo Deportivo, states that the Iranian justice system reacted quickly to the photo of the pair and sentenced Ronaldo to 99 la§hes the next time he travels to Iran.
It is, however, reported by Marca, that the sentence could be forgiven by a judge if ‘the acts are not p¥nishable or Ronaldo shows remorse’.