Things are turning messy for a Messi look-alike. An Iranian, Reza Parastesh has become famous when he uploaded a photo of him wearing the FC Barcelona kit. According to Spanish publication, Tribuna, he being accused of tricking 23 women into relationships by pretending he was Leo Messi.

He strongly denies these claims on Instagram: “Please do not play with people’s reputation and credibility.

As previously published by,  Iranian Parastesh went viral two years ago when he uploaded a picture of him wearing the Blaugrana kit.


The whole world was stunned by his incredible similarity to Leo Messi. Since then, Parastesh has reportedly been used his appearance to promote his Instagram account and become famous.

Reza Parastesh ,Messi-look alike always an attraction on the streets

However, the media now sensationally accuse him of tricking 23 women into sleeping with him by claiming he was Lionel Messi himself.

Clearly, Parastesh is furious with these claims as he posts a video on his Instagram account in which he firmly denies these allegations.

He says: “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.”

“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.”