Meet Reza Parastesh, an Iranian man who is said to have slept with 23 women by pretending to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Reza became famous two years ago when his father asked him to wear a Barcelona shirt and pose like Messi. The act got him nicknamed ”Fake Messi” as many saw a stark resemblance with the footballer due to both men wearing similar beard.
Taking to his Instagram page which has amassed as much as 700k followers due to his resemblance with Messi, Reza Parastesh denied the report that he slept with 23 women under the guise of being Messi.
“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.”
“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,” he signed off.