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Ronaldo ‘silent’ amid tax evasion accusations

Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s highest paid athlete, according to Forbes magazine © AFP/File / GERARD JULIEN

MADRID, Spain, Jun 15 – Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to accusations that he evaded paying taxes of Sh 1.7 Billion (14.7 million Euros, $16.4 million) by saying that remaining silent was the “best answer”.

“Sometimes the best answer it’s to be quiet,” the Real Madrid star forward said on Instagram with a photo of himself in a Portugal polo shirt and right forefinger raised to his lips.

Ronaldo insisted Wednesday that he had a “conscience clear, always”, as he arrived at Lisbon airport to fly out to the Confederations Cup in Russia.

Real Madrid have given their backing to Ronaldo, saying they had “full confidence in our player Cristiano Ronaldo, who we understand has acted in accordance with the legality regarding the fulfilment of his fiscal obligations”.

The 32-year-old Ronaldo the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine follows in the footsteps of Barcelona forward and Argentina star Lionel Messi, who was found guilty of the same offence last year, although the sums involved were allegedly smaller.

If he too is put on trial and found guilty, he risks “a fine of at least 28 million” euros and could potentially be jailed for three-and-a-half years, according to the Gestha union of experts at Spain’s Inland Revenue.

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