Cristiano Ronaldo Beneath Investigation for Potential Breach of COVID-19 Laws
Italian minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo is being investigated for a possible breach of COVID-19 guidelines for returning to Italy regardless of testing returning a constructive check.
Ronaldo pulled out of the Portugal squad within the newest spherical of worldwide fixtures two weeks in the past after testing constructive for coronavirus and subsequently served his self-isolation interval.
Spadafora said on 15 October that he believed the Juventus ahead had damaged protocol by returning to Italy to isolate through a non-public air ambulance: “With out authorisation from the well being authorities, I feel he has violated the protocol.”
He has since added, telling Italian media (quoted by the Day by day Star) that Ronaldo is being investigated: “Cristiano didn’t respect the protocol. There may be an investigation by the Federal Prosecutor’s Workplace to show it.”
Spadafora then confused the significance of taking the virus significantly, claiming that ‘nobody is exempt’ and reaffirming the significance of staying at residence.
Ronaldo took one other check final week following Juventus’ video games in opposition to Crotone and Dynamo Kiev which got here again constructive, ruling him out of their 1-1 draw with Hellas Verona on the weekend. He now appears set to overlook out of their Champions League conflict with Barcelona on Tuesday night time, except he can return a destructive end result 24 hours earlier than the sport.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has responded to the declare of him breaking protocol, nonetheless, defending his actions over an Instagram Dwell video – quoted by AS – and saying that he has complied with guidelines: “I’m respecting the protocol, I didn’t break it, as has been mentioned: It’s a lie.”
He added: “I returned from Portugal as a result of my staff and I made positive to adjust to all of the procedures. I returned to Italy by air ambulance and I’ve had no contact with anybody, even in Turin.”
Spadafora has since been quoted as calling Ronaldo ‘smug’ in a disagreement between the 2 key figures. Italy has as soon as once more needed to shut stadiums to followers because of rising circumstances all through the nation, which means Serie A video games and all different sporting occasions will proceed behind closed doorways for the foreseeable future.
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