The family of Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has broken silence over the rape allegations placed against the player.
Maria Dolores, the player’s mother and his sister, Katia Aveiro, posted pictures of Ronaldo in a Superman’s costume with messages on Facebook and Instagram calling for “justice”.
Dolores wrote: ‘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.
“Together we will be stronger and Ronaldo will feel that strength. Yesterday, today and always I will be with you.”
The picture of Ronaldo carried two hashtags in Portuguese. One translates as ‘Ronaldo, we are with you to the end’ and the other as ‘’Justice for CR7.’
His sister, Katia’s also wrote: ‘I support Cristiano. This seems like a trap because there are things that don’t make sense.’
This comes after Kathryn Mayorga, a former model turned teacher, accused the sportsman of raping her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
She also alleged the former Manchester United forward, then dispatched a team of “fixers” to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for 375,000 dollars (£268,000).