Cristiano Ronaldo, currently in quarantine in Italy after testing positive for coronavirus in Portugal, said on Friday that he did not “breaks any protocol“health, in response to statements Thursday by the Italian Minister of Sports.
“I am in compulsory quarantine, […] by respecting the laws, rules, protocols and I did not break any protocol“, said the Portuguese star of Juventus, in a live video on Instagram.
CR7 claims to have “all well done“by organizing his return to Italy with a”ambulance plane“, ambulances and avoiding all contact,”all this with permissions“.
“A gentleman whose name I won’t say here in Italy, […] said I broke protocol, that’s just a lie. I have respected and I will respect all protocols“, insisted the player.
Italian Minister of Sports Vincenzo Spadafora had estimated Thursday that Ronaldo had been able to violate health rules, in response to a question relating both to the player’s return to Turin but also to his departure for Portugal, ten days earlier, while Juve were in isolation.
The local health authorities in Turin have indeed taken justice last week after the departure of the Portuguese star and other international club bianconero to join their respective selections. The players were then subjected to an isolation procedure in the hotel of Juve after two positive tests at the club.
Those concerned are exposed to a fine, but also to possible sporting sanctions.
“Continuing my quarantine, I am alone, my family is on another floor, we cannot have contact and it will be like this at least for the next ten days“, described Ronaldo on Instagram.
He is already forfeited for the next two matches of the Bianconeri, Saturday against Crotone in Serie A then Tuesday against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League.
The question that torments the supporters of Juve is above all whether the five-time Ballon d’Or will be delivered in time for the Champions League clash against FC Barcelona from Lionel Messi, October 28.