I did nothing wrong, Ronaldo says on Covid-19 accusations
Ronaldo tested positive for the virus while on international duty. After the positive result, he came back to Turin after a couple of days. Both Ronaldo and Juventus say that the player had the permission to move to Italy. Ronaldo flight to Italy with a private jet.
Italy's minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora said he was unaware of any authorisation given, before claiming:
“Without authorisation from the health authorities, I think he has violated the protocol.”
Ronaldo has responded to the accusations with an Instagram post.
“I did not break any protocol," the post read.
“They’re saying that I broke Italian laws but it’s all a lie. I spoke with my team and we have the responsibility to do things right.
“Everything was done with authorisation. Principally for the Italian man whose name I’m not going to say, it’s a lie, I abided by all the protocols.”
He added: “I’m on one floor and my children are on another. For the next ten days it’s going to be like that.
“It’s difficult not to be in contact with them, but we have to respect the rules."