Tough day for Cristiano Ronaldo yesterday; when a force bigger than his ego laid down the law (literally).

Ronnie was called up for a day in the Spanish courts to defend himself on allegations of tax fraud.

Spanish prosecutors are alleging Ronaldo owes the state โ‚ฌ14.7 million on image rights earned between 2011 and 2014. They continue on to say that heโ€™s got some tidy accounts hidden away in the Virgin Islands, which are used to avoid paying tax in Spainโ€ฆ

Ronaldo stares off into the abyss of despair โ€“ Insta: @cristiano

If my name wasnโ€™t Cristiano Ronaldo, I wouldnโ€™t be sitting here โ€“ CR7 in court yesterday.

Itโ€™s all a bit confusing and there seemingly is a LOOOOT of ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ flying around too.

Ronaldo is claiming that due to the โ€˜David Beckham Lawโ€™ (and yes itโ€™s a real thing, due to yours truly) โ€“ new residents have the option of paying a 24% flat rate tax fee instead of the variable rate.

But ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ thinks that Ronaldo is hiding money from some of his deals and โ€˜workโ€™ earned in Spain in these overseas accounts โ€“ and so needs to pay tax on that.

Madrid based tax expert โ€“ Jorge Sanchez, went on the record with ESPN and stated that โ€œprison is a completely real possibility,โ€ if found guilty.