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Posted by Julie Day on December 28, 2015

It’s probably true to say that Enrique Iglesias, son of popular 70s and 80s crooner Julio, is one of the most successful music personalities to hail from Spain.

In fact, he is undoubtedly one of the world’s biggest pop stars and most likely has fans in every country of the world.

However, despite his unrivalled popularity, not everyone likes Enrique or the furore that his presence can cause amongst his fans.

This was exactly the case for Sri Lankan president, Maithripala Sirisena, who was outraged by the antics caused at the singer’s most recent concert in the capital of his country, Colombo, just a few days ago.

Unable to contain their excitement, female Sri Lankan fans removed their underwear to throw it at the singer whist he was performing and some even ran onto the stage to try and kiss the Spanish star.

Sirisena, while he did not attend the concert, he did see pictures of the whole scenario afterwards, and was quick to express his disgust and anger, citing the behaviour as in total contrast to the Sri Lankan culture.

But, while he held back and just called the women “uncivilised”, the country’s leader didn’t hold back when he said that the organisers of the concert should be “whipped with toxic stingray tails” instead.

This type of harsh punishment was common in medieval times and was reserved for reoffending criminals only due to its severity.

The Sri Lankan president was also forthcoming with his complaints about the price of the concert tickets, which he said were much too expensive.

Iglesias performed for just one hour as part of his Love and Sex world tour at the rugby stadium in Colombo, and tickets cost in the range of 5,000 – 50,000 rupees or the equivalent of 35 – 235 British pounds.



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  • Love and Sex world tour


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