When you get selected as an EA Sports cover star, you should be proud but also concerned. Often, those who are cover stars on EA Sports titles find things take a change thanks to “the curse.” While this is known to some as only The Madden Curse, this has affected Madden, FIFA and even UFC in the past. For example, when Ronda Rousey was the cover star for UFC 2 her winning streak abruptly ended in her very next fight after being made the cover star.
Now, it seems FIFA 18 might be trying to claim the latest victim with Cristiano Ronaldo who is apparently being accused of tax evasion. According to reports, Spanish prosecutors have accused the player of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014 to be exact.
Previously, Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wasn’t worried about tax investigation as he has nothing to hide. However, now he is being accused of knowingly using a “business structure” to hide income from his image rights.
While speaking to Radio Television Portuguesa (RTP) he is quoted as saying “Quien no debe no teme”, which according to the BBC report roughly translates as “He who has nothing to hide has no fear.”
Of course, accusation isn’t the same as being charged so the curse could fall through itself. Only time and the Spanish judicial system will decide.
FIFA 18 launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 29th September 2017.