Cristiano Ronaldo criticised amidst coronavirus crisis- ‘He only takes by pictures by the pool’ says former club president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli.
Italy has been ravaged with the coronavirus pandemic with over 7,500 people dead and close to 75,000 infected at the time of writing. Football has long been suspended in the country and the players are in quarantine. However, there is one player who has caught criticism for his actions during the crisis.
Juventus Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been blamed for complicating matters at the club by former president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli. The former chief believes that the decision to allow the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner to leave for his native place was wrong.
The revelation of his teammate Daniele Rugani suffering from the disease coupled with the fact that his mother had suffered from a stroke, saw Ronaldo given the permission to return to Portugal. His mother has since been released from the hospital and is recovering in a private medical facility.
Gigli however, believes that Ronaldo is now more concerned with having his pictures taken by the poolside. This, he believes, is setting an unfortunate precedent for his teammates.
Cristiano Ronaldo criticised for setting a bad example for his Juventus teammates amidst coronavirus crisis
“Things at Juventus got complicated when Cristiano Ronaldo left,” Gigli told Radio Punto Nuovo.
“He said he was going to Portugal because of his mother, but now he only appears to be taking pictures by the pool.
“When the exception was made for him, things fell apart and others wanted to leave but it shouldn’t have been like this.
“They all should have been quarantined.”
Gigli added: “Criticising now is easy, but from the outside I don’t know why players wanted to leave Italy.
“When they return it’ll be more difficult to get back in shape because they’ll have to stay in quarantine for 14 days.”
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