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Iran—Iran Sentenced Cristiano Ronaldo to 99 Lashes For Touching a Single Woman Fátima Hamami? Fact-Check 

According to a number of user accounts and news sources, Cristiano Ronaldo was given a 99-lash sentence in Iran for allegedly touching Fátima Hamami, a painter who has 85% paralysis, after receiving a painting from her. The Islamic courts had accused Ronaldo of adultery.

Dr Poornima (“@PoornimaNimo“) wrote “Hugging an unmarried girl in Iran amounts to adultery. Cristiano Ronaldo was presented a painting by Fatima Hamami an lranian unmarried girl with 85% body paralysis. Ronaldo hugged her in a gesture of compassion. Iranian lawyers have filed charges against Ronaldo and now he faces punishment of 99 lashes for adultery. He will face this punishment if he ever returns to Iran. This is the rule which 35 crores plus some sickulars are wanting in Bharat !!” after the video went viral on the social media. She has received an about 318k views and 2.1k reshares after posting it on X.

Verified profile on twitter, Megh Updates (“@MeghUpdates“) also shared the video with the caption “Iran sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to 99 lashes for touching a single woman Fátima Hamami (a painter with 85% body paralysis) who gave him a painting. Islamic courts accuse him of Adultery. The sentence will be carried out if he returns to the country.”

FOX TV Digital Team published an article on Oct 13, 2023 after claiming the same and wrote “Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly facing ’99 lashes’ for hugging an Iranian painter”

Several other twitter users, some of which are verified accounts, including Azzat Alsalem (“@AzzatAlsaalem“), Daily Loud (“@DailyLoud“), @ModoAlt also made the same claim about Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Real Truth About the Video : Fact

The Iranian embassy in Spain refuted the false information and declared it to be untrue.

The truth was made clear about the incident by the Iranian embassy in a twitter post, who wrote, “We strongly deny the issuance of any court ruling against any international athlete in Iran. It is a matter of concern that the publication of such unfounded news could overshadow crimes against humanity and war crimes against the oppressed Palestinian nation. It should be noted that Cristiano Ronaldo traveled to Iran on September 18 and 19 to play in an official soccer match and was very well received by the people and the authorities. His sincere and humane meeting with Fatemeh Hamami was also praised and admired by both the people and the country’s sports authorities.

D- Intent Data verified that the claim made by the users was fake after proper research and analysis.


Media outlets and other propaganda accounts spread stories about Cristiano Ronaldo with exaggerated allegations intended to target the Iranian government.


Claim : Cristiano Ronaldo was sentenced to 99 lashes by Iran for touching Fátima Hamami. Islamic courts accuse him of adultery.

Fact : The fake propaganda was denied by the Iranian embassy in Spain, which declared the news to be untrue.

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