Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of bagging a three month jail term after reports emerged that he broke COVID-19 protocols.
Ronaldo is currently under investigation for a possible breach of coronavirus protocols, according to Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora.
The four time FIFA Best Player Of The Year became COVID-19 positive while on duty with the Portuguese national team during this month’s international break and was put into self-isolation.
He could however face punishment after it was reported that he broke the quarantine rules while on duty with the Seleção, having travelled back to Italy with a private air ambulance.
As we all know, for every offence there’s a punishment. Cristiano Ronaldo risk being sent to jail to serve a three month term or pay a fine of €206.
“Without authorisation from the health authorities, I think he has violated the protocol,” Spadafora said at the time.
In an interview with broadcaster Rai Tre this week, he said: “Cristiano did not respect the protocol. There is an investigation by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office to prove it.
“The virus has taught us that no one is exempt, obviously they are all people who have tried to respect the protocols as much as possible, but the only solution, in the end, is to stay at home.”
Spadafora revealed that he hasn’t spoken with Ronaldo. “No, with all respect. It was an unpleasant episode, but on the occasion of the first leg he violated the protocol and this is a fact, because there is also an investigation opened by the prosecutor of Torino.”