AC Milan midfielder Kaka has offered his public support to teammate Ronaldo over his extortion scandal.
Kaka said: "I tried calling him, but we know Ronie is a bit out of the loop at the moment. I respect him for what he has been through and this is a difficult time.
"I try to stay close to him as much as possible in every situation. I respect him a great deal and he is a very good person. Those who know him are aware of his values.
"Everybody can make a mistake. I do not judge him for what he did and that error, which he has taken full responsibility for."