Tuesday January 22 2019
Ronaldo accepts prison sentence

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a suspended 23-month prison sentence for tax fraud and will pay an €18.8m fine.

However, Ronaldo - who missed a penalty during Juve’s 3-0 win against Chievo only the night before - is not likely to serve any time behind bars, given the sentence is under two years and non-violent.

The pre-agreed deal was presented to a judge on Tuesday at a Madrid court, where the Portuguese was present, and BBC News reports a verdict will be announced ‘in the coming days’.

The 33-year-old, who left Real Madrid for Turin last summer, is accused of evading four years’ worth of tax between 2011 and 2014, comprising of four individual crimes, which totalled €14,768,897.