The Argentinean sports journalist and presenter Martín Liberman, who says he has an excellent relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, has published a statement about the Real Madrid player on his Instagram account, in reaction to the news that Ronaldo may want to leave Real Madrid and Spain over the tax fraud case being brought against him and what he perceives as a lack of support from the club.
Real Madrid did issue a statement in support of the player on their website, but nobody from the club appeared in person to make a public announcement in support of the player.
Ronaldo angry and upset over tax case
The statement from Liberman:
Everyone is asking me about @cristiano and I didn't want to say anything until I'd spoken to him. The truth is we have a very good relationship and often write to each other. He's in Russia, competely focused on the Portugal team and the Confederations Cup, but I should state that he sounded very upset and angry with the club [Real Madrid]. He believes they aren't defending him and he expected that one of the top directors would come out to do so. He thinks the treatment he's receiving from the tax authorities, as well as many others, is very unfair.Let me be clear: it seems to me that Cristiano expected or expects the president, vice-president of sports director to come out and publicly back him and that has NOT happened. The relationship has been damaged to some extent. Let's see how things turn out, but he seemed to me to be sad, upset and angry, but completely focused on the Cup with Portugal.
Todos me consultan por @cristiano y no quería decir nada hasta hablar con el. La verdad es que tenemos una muy fluida relación y nos escribimos con frecuencia. El está en Rusia súper enfocado en la selección y la Copa Confederaciones pero debo reconocerles que lo escuche muy molesto y enfadado con el club. Cree que no lo defienden y hubiese esperado que algún dirigente de peso saliera a hacerlo. Considera muy injusto el trato que está recibiendo por parte de Hacienda y de mucha gente ya que recién comienza una investigación. Insisto: me pareció que Cristiano esperaba o espera una aparición del presidente, vice o director deportivo públicamente respaldándolo y eso NO pasó.la relación quedo algo deteriorada. Veremos cómo sigue la historia pero lo noté triste, molesto y enojado aunque enfocadisimo en La copa con Portugal