Ronaldo – ‘What bothers people is my brilliance’ – accused of tax evasion

'What bothers people is my brilliance'
I DON’T MEAN TO BOAST, BUT…: Cristiano Ronaldo is not known for his modesty Photo credit Wikimedia

‘WHAT bothers people is my brilliance, insects only attack lamps that shine’ said Cristiano Ronaldo, accused of tax evasion by Spanish authorities.

Ronaldo made these comments on Instagram on Tuesday, a day after he appeared in a Madrid court in connection with a tax evasion case.

The Real Madrid star has been accused by the Spanish prosecutors of defrauding the authorities of almost €15 million.

Ronaldo spent over 90 minutes on Monday answering the questions of investigating judge Monica Gomez at a closed door hearing in Pozuelo de Alarcon, the wealthy suburb of Madrid where he lives.

Ronaldo told the judge that he had ‘never tried to avoid taxes’.

According to a statement in Spanish released by his public relations firm, the 32-year-old Ronaldo told the judge: ‘I have never hidden anything, and never tried to avoid taxes.’

Ronaldo is accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of €14.7m between 2011 and 2014.

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