Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly had to deal with Spanish tax officials after they raided his yacht while he was out enjoying a meal with his pregnant girlfriend in a restaurant.
The tax officials demanded to see the documentation from those on board as part of the ‘routine checks’ that are carried out every summer.
Ronaldo thereafter hurried back to the yacht where he met the aforementioned officials though Hola.com reported that one of Ronaldo’s family members put the situation under check.
Speaking on the raid afterwards, a Spanish Tax Agency spokesman revealed that the inspection was a routine one. He said: “It formed part of routine checks on vessels that are carried out every summer in different parts of Spain including the Balearic Islands.
“It doesn’t affect the users of the vessels but their owners or the charter firms if they are rented out.
“These inspections involve the requesting of different documentation for the purpose of varying fiscal checks, especially regarding the possibility that the exemption on registration tax is incorrectly applied.
“That exemption can be applied if the vessel is actually being rented out, but not if it’s not being rented.” the spokesman concluded.
The operation, which was filmed by an agent, lasted for 90 minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo has had an eventful summer that started with being charged with defrauding the Spanish government of £13million. He then threatened to quit Real Madrid for lack of protection on their part however it seems like he has made a u-turn and is now set to stay with the Spanish and European champions.