Ronaldo faces 99 strokes of the cane for breaking Iran laws

Al-Nassr captain, Cristiano Ronaldo risks being punished according to Iranian laws for getting too cozy with a female fan.

Rouydad24 reports that the 38-year-old Portuguese playmaker will face 99 lashes if he ever returns to Iran.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner met up with his fan, artist Fatima while travelling to Iran for an Asian Champions League match against local team Persepolis in September.

Ronaldo 99 lashes Iran

Ronaldo hugged and kissed the girl, which is considered a severe violation of Iranian law when outside of matrimony. However, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star has not yet been formally charged.

He is currently with the Portugal national team as they prepare to take on Slovakia and Bosnia & Herzegovina in EURO qualifiers on Friday and Monday, respectively.

In other news…

A Nigerian lady has shared her mother’s dramatic encounter with a masquerade when she did her National Youth Service programme.

The daughter known as @hecallsmemilan on Twitter said that the traditional representative of the gods saw her and wanted to descend on her with a cane.

According to the young woman, she then wrestled the masquerade, took the cane and used it to flog him.

In many African cultures, a woman or girl is not supposed to have glimpse of the masquerade during a festival, not to talk of physically assaulting one which is tantamount to a taboo.

The woman’s daughter, however, said that she boasted about being the daughter of a priestess and said that the masquerade can not harm her in any way.

@hecallsmemilan wrote; “When she went for her service year and masquerade wanted to beat her so she removed the mask and flogged him with koboko. She said she’s the daughter of a priestess that masquerade can’t do her anything. love her.”