Ronaldo’s Family Launch “Justice For CR7” Campaign over Rape Allegation
Cristiano Ronaldo’s family have broken their silence over the rape claims against the footballer by showing their support for him on social media.
The Juventus forward’s mum Dolores and sister Katia both posted pictures of Cristiano in a superman cape with matching messages which read: “I want to see who has the courage to put this photo on their profile for a week and make a chain for him..for Portugal, for him, for us and for the union of our people, for justice. He deserves it.”
The cartoon-style picture of Ronaldo carried two hashtags in Portuguese. One translates as #Ronaldo, we are with you to the end and the other #Justicacr7 as #Justice for CR7.”
Katia’s message had got nearly 15,000 likes in the first hour after she posted it, with one insisting: “I support Cristiano. This seems like a trap because there are things that don’t make sense.”
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Quero ver quem tem coragem de pôr esta foto no perfil por uma semana e fazer uma corrente por ele…POR PORTUGAL ,POR ELE ,PELOS NOSSOS ,PELA UNIÃO DO POVO ….PELA JUSTIÇA 🇵🇹🇵🇹🇵🇹🇵🇹 ELE MERECE. #ronaldoestamoscontigoatéaofim #justiçacr7 #nãoporqueémeuirmãmasporqueelemereceonossoapoio #deusnuncafalha #deusnocomando🙏
Another, a Portuguese national called Renan Soares, said: “United we will conquer.”
Mum Sandra Isabel Tavares Goes posted a photo on her Facebook page in response to Cristiano’s mum’s message, showing her kissing his Portuguese football shirt with the number seven on it.
She said: “Together we will be stronger and Ronaldo will feel that strength. Yesterday, today and always I will be with you.”
Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo, 33, is facing a new US police investigation over Kathryn Mayorga’s claims he raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 after inviting her to his penthouse suit.
The footballer described Ms Mayorga’s accusation as “fake news” before adding in a tweet: “Rape is an abominable crime ha goes against everything that I am and believe in.“
Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.”
The original police investigation into the claims was abandoned and Ms Mayorga alleges she reached a £287,000 settlement with Ronaldo in 2010 in exchange for her silence
Katia Aveiro, Ronaldo’s sister, regularly uses social media to leap to his defence.
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