Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed more details about the day his super yacht was boarded by armed customs officers off the coast of Ibiza.
Authorities in Spain completed a routine inspection in July 2017 as Ronaldo soaked up the sun with family members, including girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez after leaving a restaurant on the island of Formentera.
Almost a year on from the incident, Ronaldo explained how the situation unfolded and expressed his displeasure at the tactics the officers used.
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed details about the day his yacht was boarded by armed officers. Authorities in Spain completed a routine inspection in July 2017 as Ronaldo soaked up the sun.
He told Spanish TV programme Jugones: ‘Spain looks after me but for example, there are a thousand boats in Formentera and the police come onto the smallest little one, Cristiano’s one, with cameras. Are we murderers here or what?’And I was having a nap below, nice and calm, and I heard the police above.’I went up and said: “What is going on here?” They had pistols.
Ronaldo is said to have kept calm throughout the operation as police checked documentation. The Portuguese star admitted he was downstairs sleeping when the officers stormed his boat. Ronaldo admitted the incident left him ‘hurt’ after officers with guns carried out the search.
The Portuguese forward admitted the intrusion was very hurtful but also claims he felt powerless in that moment. Ronaldo added: ‘There were cameras outside the boat. The thing is, you think “Are you going to get annoyed?” ‘It messes with you in the moment. I am not made of stone, it hurts but what are you going to do?’