Has former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo been speaking to the Spanish authorities?
Lionel Messi has sensationally been accused of tax fraud, claimed to have failed to declare €4 million Euros he should have done.
They are allegations the world's highest earning footballer strenuously denies.
He said: "We have never committed any infringement. We have always fulfilled all our tax obligations, following the advices of our tax consultants who will take care of clarifying this situation."
But here on HITC Sport we can sensationally reveal his accuser... as none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Real Madrid ace did not say: "Lionel has been at the top of his game for too long now, and enough is enough.
"I have decided to fabricate and deliver these accusations to the authorities, because if no defenders in La Liga can stop him, may be the tax man can.
"I am desperate to win the Ballon d'Or, and with Messi safely behind bars - this year can finally be my year.
"I also want to rule out Messi appearing in next year's World Cup, and watch it from jail, to add further proof he cannot deliver in international tournaments."
We eagerly await Messi's response to the revelations...
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