Italy sport minister blasts Ronaldo for breaking coronavirus protocol
Italy sport minister believes Cristiano Ronaldo broke coronavirus protocol by travelling from Portugal to Italy.
The 35-year-old Juventus striker took a private air ambulance to his home where he will continue
to self-isolate. His trip raised questions as to whether the superstar should be travelling with the
Italy sport minister blasts Ronaldo, None more so than sports chief Vincenzo Spadafora, who suggested Ronaldo
was in the wrong.
Asked by Rai Radio whether Ronaldo had broken the rules,
he replied: “Without authorisation from the health authorities, I think he has violated the protocol.”
Juventus have defended their star man and released a statement confirming relevant health authorities
had given him a green light.
They wrote: “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.