Vincenzo Spadafora pointed out that the Portuguese violated the health protocol of the Italian Federation by joining the Portuguese team despite the fact that Juventus had an order to remain confined in the hotel.
Vincenzo Spadafora, Italian Sports Minister, assured this Friday that the fact that the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo is highly recognized does not authorize him to be “arrogant”, “disrespectful towards institutions” and lying.
He said it after the Portuguese striker, positive for coronavirus, defined the accusations received for allegedly breaching the health protocol as “totally false”.
“The fact that some footballers are well known does not authorize them to be arrogant, disrespectful towards institutions and lie. What’s more, when a person is well known, they should have the responsibility to think and be an example, “Spadafora said in statements released by the Italian media.
“I do not want to continue talking about this issue. I confirm what I said yesterday (for this Thursday) about the abandonment of the hotel by some Juventus players, based on communications from the club to the ASL (Local Health Department) in Turin. No longer I’m going to talk about it and I wish all the positives to recover soon, “he concluded.
This Thursday, Spadafora pointed out that Cristiano violated the sanitary protocol of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) by joining the Portuguese national team on October 5, despite the fact that Juventus had an order to remain confined in the J Hotel after detecting some positives for coronavirus in the club staff.
Cristiano, who tested positive for coronavirus last Tuesday and returned to Turin on Wednesday in an ambulance plane, offered a direct on Instagram in which he defined as “totally false” those accusations and assured that he respected the rules according to Juventus.
“I returned from Portugal with a medical plane, I have not had contact with anyone. Everything was authorized. What is said is totally false. A man I do not want to name says that I have not followed the protocol, but it is false”, Cristiano affirmed, according to the Italian media.
Source: EFE Agency