Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo mentioned Friday it had nothing to do with him if star participant Cristiano Ronaldo broke coronavirus guidelines with a go to to a mountain resort.
“Ronaldo had the time off, he can do what he needs in his personal life,” Pirlo mentioned, after Italian media reported the striker defied journey restrictions earlier this week.
He added of all of the footballers within the Serie A membership: “Off the pitch they’re free residents and each takes his personal duty.”
Ronaldo reportedly travelled to the resort of Courmayeur, 150 kilometres north-west of Juventus’ Turin headquarters, for the birthday of his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.
The Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper mentioned the couple spent Tuesday night time in a resort and took a trip on a snowmobile the subsequent morning, earlier than returning to Turin.
Beneath present Italian coronavirus guidelines, the couple shouldn’t have left town of Turin. The multimillionaire participant and his associate now danger a high quality of as much as 400 euros ($485) every.
A number of Italian media shops reported that native Carabinieri police have been trying into the claims about Ronaldo however AFP was unable to substantiate this.
The 35-year-old footballer has been embroiled in coronavirus-related controversy earlier than.
He was criticised in October for travelling to Portugal whereas Juventus have been in isolation after two virus circumstances.
Ronaldo then examined constructive himself, and returned to Italy to spend a few weeks in isolation at residence.
On the time, Italian Sports activities Minister Vincenzo Spadafora accused the star of “violating” coronavirus restrictions.