Real Madrid have expressed "full confidence" in Cristiano Ronaldo after their star forward was accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities.
On Tuesday, prosecutors in Madrid filed a complaint to a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon accusing Ronaldo of a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of his tax obligations.
According to a letter sent to the court by the prosecutor's office, the 32-year-old is alleged to have created a "business structure" in 2010 to conceal his earnings from image rights between 2011 and 2014. He is claimed to have defrauded the Public Treasury out of €14.7 million.
Madrid have now also offered their support to the four-time Ballon d'Or winner, believing him to be innocent of any wrongdoing.
A statement released on the club's official website read: "Real Madrid C.F have full confidence in our player Cristiano Ronaldo, who we understand has acted in accordance with legality regarding the fulfilment of his fiscal obligations."
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