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Soccer News of Thursday, 26 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Ronaldo under fire for leaving Juventus due to COVID-19

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been criticized by Juventus' former president, Giovanni Cobolli Gigli, for leaving the club in the wake of COVID-19 in Italy.

Ronaldo left the club's quarantine to travel to Portugal where he met with his mother who was receiving treatment after suffering stroke.

In reaction, Gigli slammed the former Real Madrid and Manchester United player with claims that he left the club's quarantine to ‘take pictures in the pool’ with his family in Portugal.

“The thing at Juventus got complicated when Cristiano Ronaldo left,” Gigli told Radio Punto Nuovo.

“Ronaldo said he went to Portugal because of his mother, but now he only appears to take pictures in the pool.

“When this exception was made, the situation fell apart, and others wanted to go. It shouldn’t have been like that. They should all have been quarantined [here in Italy].”

“Criticizing now is easy, but, seen from the outside, I don’t understand why some players wanted to leave Italy,” he added.

“When they return, it will be more difficult to get back into shape, because they will have to be quarantined for 14 days [because of the coronavirus pandemic].”