Cr7 fans awarded compensation after his no-show in Juventus friendly
Cr7 fans awarded compensation after his no-show in Juventus friendly
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Cr7 fans awarded compensation after his no-show in Juventus friendly

During the summer, Juventus set up a pre-season friendly in Seoul, South Korea. Cristiano Ronaldo’s posters and banners were used to attract a crowd but, Ronaldo did not play.

 

This did not sit well with two football fans, and they took the matter to court.

According to the fans, the Juventus star and Ballon D’Or winner was set to play at least 45 minutes of the match. Juventus fielded 20 players during the 3-3 draw against a K League All-Stars team, including all three goalkeepers in the tour squad, but Ronaldo sat out the fixture.

An explanation for this from Juve was that Ronaldo was suffering from "muscle fatigue".

Now, Reuters reports that a court in Seoul has ordered the local organisers of the match, Fasta, to pay £240 to the two fans, that is £46 for the match ticket and £196) for "mental anguish".

Lawyer Kim Min-ki, who filed the lawsuit, is reportedly also representing 87 other plaintiffs in further cases related to the match. This might just be far from over!

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