Reza Parastesh, an Iranian lookalike of Argentine football legend, Lionel Messi has denied taking advantage of their resemblance to sleep with 23 women.
The Iranian social media sensation found himself embroiled in a new scandal following a report released by Spanish tabloid, Marca, years ago. The story resurfaced on social media following Messi’s recent transfer to the MLS.
Commenting on the controversy that has trailed the claim, Parastesh said;
“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. 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.”
Reza Parastesh has over a million followers on Instagram. He frequently shares photos imitating the iconic poses of the Argentine superstar, while also comparing his appearance to that of Messi.