Cristiano Ronaldo's mother sensationally claimed the Juventus and Portugal star is the victim of a "mafia" in football. "If he was English or Spanish, they wouldn't do what they did."
The Juventus striker's mother, Dolores Aveiro, spoke to Portuguese newspaper A Bola at an event and discussed dark forces in the game.
"There is mafia in football. If you look at what has happened, we can see that it is the work of the mafia. If he was English or Spanish they would not do what they did, but he is Portuguese and from Madeira, and that happens."
She also spoke about the Ballon d'Or, with Ronaldo in the running for a record sixth golden ball.
"I don't know if he will get it, but I'm confident and he deserves it. If we look at what he has done all year, he deserves it."
In 2019, Ronaldo scored 12 league goals for Juventus, and six in the Champions League.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/