Saudi Arabia detains Colombian soccer player for revealing Christ tattoo

Saudi Arabia's police has reportedly detained a Colombian soccer player for walking through a mall wearing a sleeveless shirt that revealed his religious tattoos, which included the face of Jesus.

Saudi moral police took Juan Pablo Pino, a member of Saudi Arabia's Al Nasr soccer club, into custody in Riyadh on Friday after mall customers complained about the tattoos, Fox News reports.

Nayimi Sheik Mohammed, a Saudi cleric, said the country respects Shariah law and that tattoos must be covered everytime.

Pino, 24, later apologized for his actions and was released from custody after a team delegate discussed the matter with police.

According to the report, Romanian soccer player Mirel Radoi of the Al Hilal team was criticized last year for kissing a tattoo of a cross on his arm after scoring a goal.

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