"He is outraged -- feels great indignation with all the speculation about, for example, the tax story," the source said.
He is, in fact, a victim of persecution in Spain and [the situation has] reached its limit with so much injustice.
However, if Ronaldo's case goes to trial, the courts could lean more heavily on him than they did Messi, both because he owes 70 percent more than his Barcelona counterpart, and because he already once attempted to settle his tax situation by paying an extra €5.6m in 2014.
Speaking on Thursday from Portugal's base in Russia ahead of the Confederations Cup, Ronaldo said that his "conscience is clear" and posted a photograph of himself holding a finger to his lips on Instagram with the caption: "Sometimes the best answer is to be quiet." Madrid-based newspaper Marca also reported on Friday that Ronaldo is upset with his current situation and said the European champions are trying to persuade their star, who in November signed a new contract to stay with the club until 2021.
Marca reported that in addition to feeling persecuted by the Spanish authorities, the forward feels he has been treated unfairly by the media and that Madrid have not done enough to support him.