Cristiano Ronaldo blasted by ex-Juventus chief who raged ‘he solely takes photos by pool’ whereas in coronavirus lockdown


CRISTIANO RONALDO set a nasty instance for his Juventus teammates when escaping Italy’s coronavirus outbreak to “take photos by the pool” in Portugal, says one former membership boss.

Giovanni Cobolli Gigli took cost of the Serie A giants as chairman following the Calciopoli scandal in 2006 and feels the membership haven’t dealt with the pandemic properly.

Ronaldo has retreated to his Madeira residence through the suspension in play
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With Italy ravaged by the outbreak, which has killed over 7,500 folks and contaminated nearly 75,000, Ronaldo travelled to Madeira following the suspension of soccer throughout the continent.

Since then, three Juventus gamers, Paulo Dybala, Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi, have examined optimistic for the sickness and others together with Gonzalo Higuain have left the nation.

And Gigli feels Ronaldo is giving a nasty impression of himself, rebuking the winger for a lifetime of luxurious through the pandemic.

The 75-year-old instructed Radio Punto: “Issues at Juventus bought sophisticated when Cristiano Ronaldo left.

“He mentioned he was going to Portugal due to his mom, however now he solely seems to be taking photos by the pool.

“When the exception was made for him, issues fell aside and others needed to go away – nevertheless it shouldn’t have been like this.

“All of them ought to have been quarantined.”

Ronaldo initially travelled to his hometown to be along with his mom after she suffered a stroke at the beginning of the month.

He returned to Turin for Juventus’ win over Inter Milan, a sport performed behind closed doorways, earlier than heading again to Madeira and the 35-year-old just lately pledged his personal cash to construct intensive care items in Portuguese hospitals.

There are considerations that gamers who’ve left Italy will wrestle as soon as coronavirus is below management in that nation, as they’ll probably must be quarantined upon their return.

Gigli added: “Criticising now could be simple however from the skin I don’t know why gamers needed to go away Italy.

“Once they return it’ll be harder to get again in form as a result of they’ll have to remain in quarantine for 14 days.”


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And the previous Juve chairman believes Serie A has little choice however to cancel the 2019/20 season.

Some groups nonetheless have 13 league video games left to play, on high of European competitions, and an rising variety of gamers are accepting pay cuts to assist their membership get by.

Gigli mentioned: “Gamers on fixed-term contracts are harder to withhold the pay of, nonetheless they too should take part by accepting a proportional reduce of their wages.

“I’m of the opinion that the championship needs to be ended. It’s essential to consider, when including within the dates of this championship, how to slot in the qualifying for the varied European cups.”

Gigli helmed the Serie A giants between 2006 and 2009
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