Italy’s minister of sport Vincenzo Spadafora accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of breaking the coronavirus rules. It came as a surprise for everyone that Ronaldo is accused of violating COVID-19 rules following his return to Turin. Plus the comment was coming from Italy’s minister of sport Vincenzo Spadafora.
After testing positive for the virus on Tuesday, the 35-year old had to force himself into self-isolation. Still, unfortunately, he had to make his way back to Italy despite being on international duty for Portugal.
During the recently complete international activities, Ronaldo featured in two games for his country against Spain and France. But he was unable to feature in his nation’s 3-0 victory over Sweden on Wednesday night.
Ronaldo Arrived At Turin On Wednesday
Cristiano Ronaldo immediately went into isolation in Portugal after being told that he has the virus. However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner arrived at Turin on Wednesday evening after receiving a green signal for travelling home by a private jet. He plans was to return to Italy to facilitate his recovery process from the deadly virus.
A statement from the Bianconeri reads: “Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Italy with a medical flight authorized by the relevant health authorities at the request of the player and will continue his isolation at his home.”
Ronaldo Faces Accusations From Italy’s Minister Of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora
Despite the Juventus members accepting that Cristiano Ronaldo followed all the necessary protocols, Italy’s minister of sport Vincenzo Spadafora claims the opposite.
He received questions regarding the breakage of rules on Rai Radio. Vincenzo Spadafora said: “Without authorization from the health authorities, I think he has violated the protocol.”
Meanwhile, Juventus are certain they obtained the necessary clearance to fly their star forward back. While they eagerly wait for the Portuguese test results and need it to be negative so that he can join with the group.
Certainly, Ronaldo will is not going to feature in the upcoming Serie A fixtures against Crotone and Hellas Verona. He will equally miss the Champions League opener against Dynamo Kyiv.
On the other hand, Vincenzo Spadafora believes that the domestic action should remain behind closed doors, despite fans eager to return to the stadium to support their teams.
When the minister was asked if he expects the lockout to continue, he replied: “For now, certainly yes. Some regions had proposed 25% of a possible audience, but for now, we cannot authorise it. At least until next month, we must see how it goes.”
Do you think Spadafora is right about Ronaldo breaking the Covid-19 guidelines? Feel free to share your thoughts with us via our comments section below!