Cristiano Ronaldo’s pool footage upset ex-Juve prez


Simply earlier than all of Italy shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Juventus allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to journey again dwelling to Portugal to be together with his mom after she suffered a stroke earlier this month.

Now, former Juventus president Giovanni Gigli isn’t pleased with the soccer star — particularly after footage of Ronaldo lounging by a pool surfaced.

Juventus ahead Cristiano Ronaldo sunbathes at his dwelling in Funchal on March 16, 2020. Ronaldo has been in quarantine in Madeira for a number of days however shouldn’t be displaying any signs of the coronavirus contracted by Juventus teammates, native authorities in Portugal mentioned. (Rui Silva/AFP)

The remainder of his group is in isolation, too, after a number of Juventus gamers examined optimistic for the coronavirus

“Issues at Juventus acquired difficult when Cristiano Ronaldo left,” Gigli mentioned on Radio Punto Nuovo, through “He mentioned he was going to Portugal due to his mom, however now he solely seems to be taking footage by the pool. When the exception was made for him, issues fell aside and others wished to go away however it shouldn’t have been like this. 

“All of them ought to have been quarantined.”

Italy has been one of many hardest-hit international locations on the planet amid the pandemic. The nation had greater than 80,500 confirmed instances of the virus as of Thursday afternoon, the third-highest quantity on the planet behind the USA and China, and greater than 8,000 deaths in line with The New York Occasions. All the nation has primarily been locked down. 

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Ronaldo has actually performed his half to assist in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The 35-year-old donated €1 million to hospitals in Portugal to assist battle the virus, and even took half in Nike’s newest advert marketing campaign encouraging folks to apply social distancing and keep dwelling. 

But as soon as Ronaldo left, a number of of his teammates had been then allowed to go away Italy to return dwelling to their households too.

The choice to go away the group, Gigli mentioned, doesn’t make any sense.

“Criticizing now’s straightforward, however from the surface I don’t know why gamers wished to go away Italy,” Gigli mentioned, through “After they return it’ll be tougher to get again in form as a result of they’ll have to remain in quarantine for 14 days.”

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