Messi lookalike speaks out on allegedly sleeping with 23 women

SPORTS GIST Messi lookalike speaks out on allegedly sleeping with 23 women

Moses King 19:03 - 26.06.2023

Iranian Messi lookalike Reza Parastesh has spoken out on allegations that he conned 23 women into sleeping with him, alleging that he was the Argentine football star.

According to Spanish publication Marca, Parastesh pretended to be the Argentine star to score with several women a few years ago.

Following Messi's recent move to Major League Soccer, the news has been doing rounds online, forcing Parastesh to clear his name.

Iranian Messi lookalike Reza Parastesh grabs a moment with his fans. Twitter/Barcastuff

In an Instagram post, Parastesh dismisses those allegations: "Hi friends, a piece of false news about me is trending on social media regarding me sleeping with 23 women because they thought."

"I was Lionel Messi. Please do not play with people's reputations 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."

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"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."

Reza Parastesh/ Twitter@BarcaStuff

"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."

Parastesh has earned over 700K followers on Instagram, and his profile page is decorated with numerous photos posing like the Argentine football star.