Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo issues first response to tax fraud complaint

In making his comment on Instagram, the 32-year-old, who is preparing for the Confederations Cup, posted an image showing himself in a Portugal t-shirt with his finger to his lips, gesturing silence. The caption read: “Sometimes the best answer it’s [sic] to be quiet.”

Prosecutors in Madrid filed a complaint to a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon on Tuesday that accused the four-time Ballon d’Or winner of a “voluntary” and “conscious” breach of his tax obligations.

The complaint alleged Ronaldo created a “business structure” in 2010 to conceal earnings from image rights between 2011 to 2014 and defrauded the Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million.

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