Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora announced the opening of an investigation by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office against Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of Juventus Football Club.
Ronaldo was infected with the new Corona virus “Covid-19” in the middle of this month, after his return from the camp of the Portugal national team to be isolated.
Vincenzo Spadafora said in an Italian press statement yesterday, Sunday, that Ronaldo did not respect the medical protocol to be applied once it was confirmed that he was infected with the virus.
The minister added: “No one is exempt in the event of infection with the Coronavirus, it is clear that there are many who are trying to respect the protocol, but the only solution to not spread the epidemic is to stay at home.”
“There is an investigation that has been opened by the Attorney General’s office to prove this,” said Vincenzo Spadafora.
Ronaldo denied what the Italian minister said that the Portuguese had violated the protocol and returned from his country to Italy with the virus, to confirm the player that he came to Turin on a medical plane and did not communicate with anyone.
A public dispute erupted between Cristiano Ronaldo and the Italian sports minister in the middle of this month, after they accused each other indirectly of lying about whether the Portuguese star had violated health rules.
And Vincenzo Spadafora announced that Cristiano Ronaldo may have violated the health protocol by joining his country at a time when his Italian team, Juventus, was in quarantine, after two cases of Corona virus appeared among the club’s employees, and then a new time after returning to Turin after being infected. With the new Corona virus and entering the isolation period.
The Portuguese star responded to the Italian Minister of Sports that he had adhered to all the procedures followed in such cases, and said through his official account in the “Instagram” application from his home in Turin, where he is isolating himself despite no symptoms on him: “One of the gentlemen here in Italy said I will not mention his name I did not abide by the rules, and this is pure fabrication. I followed all the protocols and will continue to follow them and my conscience is clear … everything I did was authorized. ”
Doubts are increasing about the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo joining his team, Juventus, against his guest Barcelona, scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, in the second round of the European Champions League, after it was revealed that the “Don” swab was positive last Saturday, in order to determine the degree of his recovery from the epidemic, According to what was confirmed by the Italian newspaper “Tuttosport”.