Messages trending on social media and messengers, especially Facebook and WhatsApp claim Cristiano Ronaldo is now a Muslim convert. Below is a direct quote of the WhatsApp version making way from chat-to-chat and group-to-group:
“Hello friends the* is good news. Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has converted into ISLAM. HE IS NOW A MUSLIM“
*Added for correction (there)
The message came with few photos depicting the player in Muslim dressings (for security reasons, some of such photos were not published in this article). In most of the pictures posted earlier, the player was featured with friends and children all dressed in the way Muslims do. However, there is no clear evidence of the fact that the player has recently made a public declaration of a new religious group.
In fact, the photos may be edited versions of his old photos where he may not have been in those outfits as claimed. News has it that, the player at one time in his football career, did say he has deep respect for Muslims but that does not justify the claims being raised that he has converted to a Muslim.
However the case, it is very clear that Cristiano Ronaldo has not been converted to a Muslim. Hence the “news” is a hoax and should be treated as such.