Tax Allegation: Real Madrid Released a Statement Defending Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid have issued an official statement regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s tax evasion allegations. The La Liga giants have backed the Portuguese star, demanding that he be shown the ‘utmost respect’ while also claiming that the Portuguese superstar is up to date on his taxes, which has been certified.
Here is Real Madrid’s full statement published on their official website :
In view of the stories published over recent days and in consideration of the certificate issued by the Spanish Tax Agency which confirms that our player Cristiano Ronaldo is up to date with all of his tax obligations, Real Madrid C. F. call for the utmost respect to be shown towards Cristiano Ronaldo, whose conduct has been absolutely exemplary throughout all of his time at our club.
The ‘Spanish Tax Agency certificate’ that Real Madrid refer to in their statement has a codicil, however, that revokes the validity of the certificate if new information is discovered by the authorities. In light of Spanish newspaper El Confidencial’s revelations, that ‘new information’ could very well be the alleged €150 million that Ronaldo reportedly stashed in Ireland-based company, Multisports & Image Management Limited.