Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has come out to defend her son after his recent rape allegations.
Dolores Aveiro said she had ‘confidence’in the 34-year-old Portugal forward and insisted: ‘I know the son I have.’
The mother-of-four also lashed out at Ronaldo’s American accuser Kathryn Mayorga, saying she ‘didn’t go to his hotel room to play cards’.
Mayorga accuses Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 but the Juventus player has strongly denied the claims.
The former model also claims she was coerced into signing a £290,000 settlement for her silence.
However, At a PR launch in Lisbon Ronaldo’s Mom said: “I have confidence in my son when it comes to what happened.
“When she went there, it wasn’t to play cards. It was to do something. I know the son I have.”
The footballer’s sister Katia also posted the Superman picture and a message of support.
U.S. police said in January an official request had been submitted to Italian authorities for a DNA sample from the footballer, whose girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is backing him.
MySportDab report Ms Mayorga’s lawyers have vowed to take the case to America’s Supreme Court if needed.