Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo and six other Juventus players could take legal action to exit their mandatory Covid-19 quarantine after two positive cases were found on the team.
An Italian sports attorney is reportedly investigating the incident after Juventus added seven players to their national team despite tight coronavirus restrictions.
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The players and staff were living in a bubble in their warehouse in Continassa when several team members including Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Danilo and Rodrigo Bentancur left to join their national teams without waiting for their Covid-19 test results .
Juventus, which sent a report to the local health unit, reportedly said it was each player’s individual decision to leave the bladder.
“The club itself has told us that some players have left the place of isolation and so we will inform the relevant authority, ie the public prosecutor, of what happened,” said Roberto Testi, director of the health authority in the Piedmont region.
However, the official added that players are more likely to avoid serious penalties, with a fine being the most likely punishment for violating the Covid-19 protocol.
“I don’t think anything serious has been done and if someone took a private flight they might be fined and I don’t think players will have any problems with that,” he added.