Cristiano Ronaldo under investigation after flouting COVID-19 rules for luxury ski resort trip with dinner,
night in a hotel, and a snowmobile ride for girlfriend Georgina’s birthday despite Italy’s BAN on travel
The Portuguese striker, who was rested for Juve’s 4-0 Coppa Italia win against SPAL on Wednesday night,
took his girlfriend to the resort of Courmayer, 93 miles from Turin, crossing the borders between Piedmont
and Valle D’Aosta for a two-day trip despite Italian Covid regulations stating that travel between cities
According to Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport, they stayed in a hotel that would have been officially
closed, while Ronaldo and Rodriguez were also recorded on a snowmobile – yet Italian Covid regulations
state that travel between cities is banned.
The report claims that Ronaldo and Rodriguez spent two days in the snow in the Val Veny area,
in the same resort that Rodriguez spent her birthday last year, but without Ronaldo on that occasion.
It adds that the pair have not been fined, but the video showing them in the resort on social media was
taken down immediately.
Both Ronaldo and Rodriguez have now returned to Turin following their stay, but beiN Sports are reporting
that the authorities are investigating Ronaldo after the trip to Courmayer.
The fine Ronaldo faces is €400 (£354), which is as much as the former Manchester United and Real Madrid
star Ronaldo makes in seven minutes as per his £26m-a-year (€30m) Juventus contract.
Italian Covid rules state that: ‘Travel across regions in Italy is banned until 15 February unless for reasons
of work, health, or absolute necessity.’
On her 27th birthday on Wednesday, Rodriguez posted an Instagram of her, Ronaldo, and their young
family, saying: ‘INFINITE THANKS. For so much love received today…
‘And always… for your best wishes, for your attention, for the details and your loving messages.
I am very lucky.’
Ronaldo also posted on his girlfriend’s birthday a photo of the pair, alongside the caption: ‘
Congratulations to the love of my life.’
Ronaldo, who was not in Juve’s 23-man squad for their game on Wednesday, had been given a break by
manager Andrea Pirlo ahead of their game at Sampdoria on Saturday in Serie A.
The Portuguese star has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season but has netted just twice in his
last five matches.