Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous forward playing for Juventus, has tested positive to Covid-19, as reported few days ago.
The 35 years old Portuguese player tested positive to the disease and was a major sick leave to his national team who won against Sweden by 3-0 on the 14th October. As today, Cristiano Ronaldo is the third player from Portugal’s team to be infected by this coronavirus, following José Fonte and Anthony Lopes who also couldn’t be part of their latest game.
Even though CR7 has been interacting with his fans on Instagram and guaranteeing that he is in good health and making sure to stay home isolated from his friends and family, the Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora has been criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo.
This happens because Spadafora is certain that Ronaldo went against the sanitary protocol the 5th October, when he broke Juventus’ confinement to fly over to Portugal to play for his national team. Cristiano Ronaldo, born in Madeira, used his social medias to go against these accusations and calling them “fake”. The Italian minister still has been sharing his same opinion, saying “These big champions always act like they are above everyone”, on the Italian TV channel “La 7”.
Spadafora reiterates that “it is objective that Ronaldo violated the protocol when he left Italy to go play for his national team”.
On the 16th October, the Minister of Sports continued his quarrel with Cristiano Ronaldo describing the Portuguese footballer as “arrogant and disrespectful”, accusing him not only of breaching the protocol but also that he lied when saying he was careful enough to “do this right, with authorization”.
Juventus defended Cristiano Ronaldo, saying the player “came back to Italy in a medical flight authorized by the competent sanitary authorities, by the player’s request and he will go on his isolation at home”. Cristiano Ronaldo was in isolation since the 13th October, in Oeiras, known as the Portuguese “City of Football”.