Cristiano Ronaldo can face a two-year ban in football after leaving early from the stadium during Juventus Vs AC Milan last night.
The Portuguese International can face some trouble as he reportedly left the stadium after he was subbed off in the 55th minute due to injury concerns while playing against AC Milan in the Serie A tie last night.
According to former Italian footballer Antonio Cassano, Ronaldo could be facing a two-year ban – a ban that he was threatened with himself. “Did he leave before the end of the game?” Cassano asked on the Italian television show Tiki-Taka, per AS.
“You can’t do that because there is an anti-doping control. I had to go back to the stadium urgently to avoid a two-year ban.” the former player further added. Ronaldo was subbed by Maurizio Sarri and the Juventus star was not looking happy while going out of the pitch and straight went into the tunnel.
Further, Sky Sport Italia – per Football Italia – then confirmed that Ronaldo had left the Allianz Stadium before the match had even finished – in the 87th-minute to be exact.
If going by Cassano’s anecdote, Ronaldo can be in trouble for leaving early. However, there is no evidence that the same procedure and punishments are still followed. Also, what happened inside the dugout before Ronaldo left is not reported as of now.
Although, there can be grave repercussions of missing a doping test anyway. But there could be a possibility that Ronaldo had already checked with the authorities that he wasn’t the player to be randomly selected for anti-doping control at full-time.
But at the same time, if Ronaldo has anyhow missed a doping test last night, then he could probably land in a big trouble as its a grave offence.