Cristiano Ronaldo Reciting Quran, Ronaldo visit masjid to reading Quran

News Claim: A video is viral on social media where a man can be seen reading Quran in a mosque, the title of the message says, “Cristiano Ronaldo Reciting Quran”

Viral News Today:  

Cristiano Ronaldo Reciting Quran

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News Verification: The claim is not true. The picture has been shared on Twitter, Facebook handles and has attracted over 1lakh views and lots of shares on social media.  

The man in the video is not Christiano Ronaldo. The man in the video is Bewar Abdullah,, He looks like him. He is Kurdish, from the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The below image from the Instagram post is of Cristiano Ronaldo, he looks totally different from the above image.

As per thesunBiwar Abdullah left Iraq in 2019 after becoming somewhat of a local celebrity due to his likeness to the Portuguese forward. Biwar told The Sun: “I am Kurdish, from northern Iraq, when I am at home I get a lot of attention, people stop me in the street and they ask for pictures, I don’t mind it, I always stop for people. Most think I am Ronaldo straight away, it’s a nice feeling, I wish I had half the skill he does

News verdict: False

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