Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. He is often considered as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Being a superstar in the athletics world, his life is supposed to be filled with controversies. Here are a few of them as per the reports in media:
Rape accusations back in 2005: The charge was so serious that it prompted an arrest as well, on charges that he committed rape in a central London hotel in October 2005. The woman claimed that the couple went to a nightclub and subsequently to a hotel room where she was raped. Needless to say, Ronaldo denied the allegation and a lack of evidence kept him away from jail, with the charges eventually dropped.
Rumoured gay relationship with Moroccan boxer: It was revealed that Badr Hari, a Moroccan boxer was in a gay relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and that the Portuguese star used to take regular flights to Morocco to spend time with his kick-boxer ‘friend’. The story was covered and spiced up by several media houses with intimate photos of the duo posted online before the whole thing being termed as ‘fake’ and later disappearing altogether.
Tax evasion and tax fraud charges: Spanish court had accused Ronaldo of evading €14.7 million of tax to which the player agreed to, besides accepting a two-year jail term. However, he never served any time in prison as the law states that one doesn’t have to undergo the same for a first-time offence.
Unknown identity of his son’s mother: Another controversy surrounding Ronaldo is having children with unknown women. Reports stated that he paid surrogate mothers to have babies. His first son Cristiano Ronaldo Junior’s mother is still unknown.
With all these controversies around him, he is still loved and followed by his fans.