Police in Portugal have said Cristiano Ronaldo is being investigated as his 10-year old, son was filmed riding a jet ski alone.
The video showed Cristiano Jr. racing through the water before moving round in circles as he was praised by family members on the luxury vessel.
Towards the end of the 1.30 minute video a woman in a life jacket could be seen jumping into the water, although the young boy switched on the engine before she approached it.
The disturbing footage was uploaded by the young boy’s aunt, Elma Aveiro on her lnstagram page on Monday, July 13.
According to Portuguese press, the video also shared by the famous Cristiano Ronaldo who is being investigated for negligence.
Cristiano Jr’s grandma Dolores Aveiro also shared the video which was taken on Saturday in Paul do Mar off the south of Madeira where Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is holidaying with relatives.
The video has been deleted after receiving backlash from fans.
Maritime Police chief Guerreiro Cardoso on Monday confirmed an investigation was underway telling newspaper Expresso, he was aware of the incident and has now begun a probe to ascertain exactly what had happened and “whether a fine had to be paid.”
According to the police chief, under Portuguese law a skipper’s licence was needed to use a jet ski and only adults could hold one and fines for using a jet ski without the proper licence are understood to range between £268 and £2688.
Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo raked in millions despite the economic crisis occasioned by the global pandemic.
The Juventus striker has now become the first football player to hit the $1billion mark an achievement which was envisaged few weeks back.
According to Forbes, the 35-year-old earned a staggering $105m from June 1, 2019, to June 1, 2020 to achieve the feat.
Ronaldo’s earnings are however second to tennis legend and multiple Grand Slam winner Roger Federer.