Cristiano Ronaldo and Italian Sports activities Minister Vincenzo Spadafora not directly accused one another of mendacity over whether or not the Juventus ahead had damaged well being guidelines after testing optimistic for coronavirus.
- Italian Sports activities Minister accused Cristiano Ronaldo of breaking Italian regulation and Covid-19 protocols
- Cristiano Ronaldo had examined optimistic for coronavirus on Tuesday
- Ronaldo was with the Portugal squad and flew again to Italy in a non-public jet earlier this week
Juventus celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday hit again at Italian Sports activities Minister Vincenzo Spadafora, who claimed that the footballer broke coronavirus protocols by returning to Italy from nationwide staff responsibility in Portugal after testing optimistic for the virus earlier this week.
The pair not directly accused one another of mendacity over whether or not Ronaldo had damaged well being guidelines.
In a social media put up on Friday, Ronaldo hit again and stated he had achieved every part by the ebook.
“A gents right here in Italy, whose title I gained’t point out, stated I didn’t obey the protocol – that’s merely a lie,” stated Ronaldo in an Instagram put up from his Turin villa, the place he’s in quarantine and asymptomatic.
“I adopted all of the protocols and I’ll proceed to observe them, my conscience is obvious…. The whole lot I did was authorised.”
The 35-year-old Ronaldo examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Tuesday whereas he was with the Portugal squad and flew again in a non-public jet the next day.
“They stated I broke Italian regulation and this and that… it’s all lies, I did every part correctly,” he added. “We did every part the precise means — leaving the (Portugal) staff, within the air ambulance, arriving in Turin… I didn’t have contact with anybody.”
Spadafora later replied in an interview with the Italian information company Ansa.
“The celebrity and talent of sure gamers doesn’t entitle them to be conceited, disrespectful to the establishments and to lie,” he stated.
“Quite the opposite, the extra well-known you might be, the extra you need to really feel the accountability of pondering earlier than talking and setting a superb instance.
“I’m not going to proceed with this matter perpetually,” he added. “I’m not speaking about it once more and I repeat my want that everybody who has examined optimistic recovers shortly.”