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Cristiano Ronaldo snubs media after 'tax discrepancy' court hearing
01 August 2017 @ 15:44

REAL Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo refused to speak to reporters after testifying in court over his allegedly having 'defrauded' the tax authorities out of €14.7 million, despite a huge stage with spotlights, loudspeakers, TV cameras and microphones having been set up for him to address the media.

Although the Portuguese Ballon d'Or winner entered the court via the back door to avoid the press, it had been agreed that he would give a statement after the hearing.

Given the huge media interest worldwide, hundreds of thousands of euros had been invested by private-sector TV firms in setting up a stage worthy of a prestigious rock star giving a concert, based upon Ronaldo's PR people having confirmed he would give a press conference.

At least 30 foreign media channels among the 200-plus camped out by the court in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid since the early hours waiting for the trial to start at 11.00.



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