Tax Evasion! “I am being Tried Because My Brilliant Performance Annoys People” – Ronaldo

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tax evasion trial commenced with moments of tension with the Spanish judge investigating the matter.

Ronaldo said his “brilliance performance” annoys people, a day after he was quizzed by a Spanish judge investigating whether he evaded paying millions of euros in taxes.

“What bothers people is my brilliance, insects only attack lamps that shine!!!!” the Portuguese wrote in an Instagram message that received over a million likes within an hour of being posted.

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.

Prosecutors accuse the four-time world player of the year of having evaded £14.7 million in tax.

Ronaldo, 32, has denied any wrongdoing. He told the judge he has always filed his tax returns and “never had the intention of evading taxes”, according to a statement from his representatives.

Spanish daily El Mundo said the player – the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine – implied during his court hearing that he was only being investigated because of who he is.

“I am only here because my name is Cristiano Ronaldo,” the player told the judge, according to the newspaper.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Ronald is realy a good player but he should not boast of it.

  2. People are just jealous of his performance and all he has achieved;this accusation is just a means to tarnish his image, presenting him as wealthy football player that owes tax,please Rinaldo sue for defamation.
    Group; 5

  3. chisom Janefrances

    He’s a good person but I don’t like him as a person due to he’s so overproud of himself.

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