Ronaldo denies breach of quarantine: – It is a pure lie


– I have not broken the infection control protocol. Some, and I do not want to mention names, say that I did not respect the rules. It is simply a lie, says Ronaldo in a message posted on Instagram on Friday night.

Earlier in the day, the Juventus star was accused by Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora of violating the regulations. He described Ronaldo as “arrogant”.

Ronaldo played international against Spain on October 7 and France three days later. A positive corona test meant that he could not play against Sweden this week. Later, Ronaldo traveled home to Turin by private jet.

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At the police table

According to the newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, seven Juventus players, including Ronaldo, are being investigated by the Turin police. They risk fines if they are found guilty of violating the quarantine rules.

According to Italian law, they should have self-insulated in a hotel in Turin because two club employees had tested positive for corona. Juventus have claimed that Ronaldo has not broken any rules.

“Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Italy in an ambulance which was approved by the health authorities at the request of the player. He will continue his isolation period at home “, the club wrote.

– They are free citizens

Juventus director Andrea Agnelli has also commented on the matter. He believes that the players have not done anything wrong.

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– We told the players that those who wanted, could go home and self-isolate themselves. They get to decide for themselves, they are free citizens, he says.

The other players who chose to leave the hotel quarantine to play for the national team are Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay), Juan Cuadrado (Colombia), Danilo (Brazil), Merih Demiral (Turkey) and Paulo Dybala (Argentina).

Other players, such as Sweden’s Dejan Kulusevski, chose to remain in quarantine until the end of the season and later join their national team squads. Kulusevski lost an international match against Russia, but was available against Croatia and Portugal in the UEFA National League.

Juventus play an away game against Crotone in Serie A on Saturday.

(© NTB)


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