Wed. Oct 28th, 2020

    Cristiano Ronaldo would have violated the security rules against the coronavirus by traveling to Turin knowing that he was infected if he did so without permission from the authorities, Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday.

    The minister considered it this way in an interview on the radio program “Il Mix delle cinque”, in which he was asked whether the footballer had evaded the isolation rules when traveling to Turin (northern Italy), where he lives and plays in Juventus.

    “Yes, I think so, if specific authorizations have not been given by the health authorities,” Spadafora replied briefly, without going into further considerations.

    However, the Turin team reported in an official statement the day before that its star had returned to Italy “on a medical flight authorized by the competent health authorities to continue his preventive isolation at home.”

    The president of Juventus in Turin, Andrea Agnelli, said today at the end of the shareholders’ meeting that he was “honestly” unaware of how the events had developed.

    To the journalist who asked him about this question, he replied: “I do not have the government’s protocol, you must call the Ministry of Health and the Interior, which applies the laws of the State, and they explain what has been violated, honestly I do not know”, he pointed.