‘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.