Lionel Messi’s Iranian doppelganger Reza Parastesh has denied tricking 23 women in his native country into sleeping with him after taking on the Argentine football icon’s identity in order to seduce them.
Reza Parastesh, the Messi lookalike, has reportedly slept with 23 women, though his actions have been denounced by the authorities.
It all started two years ago when his father asked him to pose in Messi’s Barcelona shirt, with the photo quickly going viral before Parastesh earned the nickname ‘fake Messi’.
Parastesh has since addressed the issue on his Instagram page, where the ‘fake Messi’ insisted the claims were “fake news” that could harm his “reputation and credibility”, and claimed he would be seeking legal action in response.
“Hi guys, a false and dummy news is being trended in social media with the subject of raping 23 girls by me, please do not play with people’s reputation and credibility,” the 26-year-old wrote to his near 700,000 followers.
“All of us is [sic] aware of the fact that if it happened to someone there would be some complaint and it leads to prosecution. That’s a disaster and calamity and would be [an] international issue (23 cases).
Parastesh’s verified Instagram account features pictures and videos imitating the five-time Balon d’Or winner in various poses, such as on team posters, and video messages to the star himself. as well as one surprise meeting with Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Looks like the Fake Messi isn’t having the Fake News.
Even though he’s the Fake Messi.
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