Fact Check: No, The Man In This Video Is NOT Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo But A Lookalike

A video of a man in a mosque is being shared on social media with a claim that the man is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Ronaldo visit Masjid to reading Quran Maashaa-Allah,” the Facebook post reads.

Here’s the link to the above post.

The video is being shared extensively on Facebook. Some links can be seen here, here and here.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.

While examining the video, we noticed the logo of Tik Tok. The username mentioned in the video is “@bewarabdullah”.

We also noticed “Al-Judi Centre” written in the background. We searched and found that it is a mosque in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Since Tik Tok is banned in India, we changed the proxy settings and checked for the Tik Tok user @bewarabdullah and found the viral video on his profile.

We found that Bewar Abdullah has gained popularity due to his resemblance to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Describing Bewar, The Voice of America in its 2019 tweet wrote, “A Cristiano Ronaldo look-alike grabs attention in northern Iraq, thanks to the resemblance he has with one of the world’s famous soccer stars. Biwar Abdullah, 25, is a celebrity in his hometown of Soran, a city 110 km away from Irbil, where he often stops to pose for selfies.”

Speaking to The Sun, Bewar said, “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.”

The report also mentioned that Bewar moved to England for a better life and lives in Birmingham.
It is clear that the man in the video is not Cristiano Ronaldo but his lookalike, Bewar Abdullah. Therefore, we can conclude that the viral post is false.

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