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‘Ronaldo didn’t respect the protocol’ – Italian sports minister claim

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Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19 a while back, and Vincenzo Spadafora suggests the superstar has only himself to blame.

Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has been making the headlines for the wrong reasons lately.

While away on international duty with Portugal, the forward was diagnosed with coronavirus.

Juventus players were in a protective ‘bubble’ following the high number of COVID-19 cases, and it is being questioned why the 35-year-old was allowed to leave Turing in the first place – an action that was against the country’s safety protocols.

The megastar footballer then allegedly returned from Portugal to Italy using a private jet, which further fueled the controversy.

Juve president Andrea Agnelli denied allegations that the team’s talisman had violated the safety measures, insisting that he had returned to Italy with a “medical flight authorized by the competent health authorities.”

During an Instagram live session, the player himself claimed that contrary to what was being suggested, he “did everything properly.”

However, the Italian Minister of Sports Vincenzo Spadafora remains adamant that the former Real Madrid man “did not respect the protocol.”

“On the way out, Ronaldo did not respect the protocol,” Spadafora told RAI program Che Tempo Che Fa, via Football Italia.

“There’s an investigation to prove it.”