A man in Iran accused of sleeping with 23 women by pretending to be the Lionel Messi because of their uncanny resemblance has denied conning the women into sleeping with him.
Reza Parastesh, who is known as the Iranian Messi was forced to come forward to deny the allegations on social media after Spanish publication, Marca reported it.
In a video post on Instagram, Parastesh said:
‘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.’
His page full of photos pulling similar poses to Messi as well as wearing the kit of Barcelona and the Argentine’s action on the pitch and press conferences.