After Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Italy despite testing positive for COVID-19, the country's minister of sport has admitted that the Juventus superstar might have broken rules regarding travelling with the virus.
The 35-year-old tested positive for the coronavirus while on international duty with Portugal, which saw him miss their 3-0 UEFA Nations League win over Sweden earlier this week.
According to RT Sport, Ronaldo returned to Italy the day following his positive test, with the report suggesting he flew back to Turin in a private air ambulance.
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Speaking about the Portuguese flying back to Italy despite having contracted the virus, Italy's minister of sport Vincenzo Spadafora told Rai Radio that "without authorisation from the health authorities, I think he has violated the protocol".
Juventus have insisted, via a statement, that Ronaldo had been cleared to travel by the "relevant health authorities at the request of the player and will continue his isolation at his home".
Therefore, it remains to be seen whether or not the former Real Madrid man, who will miss Juve's next two matches, will face punishment for his actions.