Cristiano Ronaldo: Korean Fans win lawsuit against organisers of pre-season friendly against Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo: Korean Fans win lawsuit against organisers of pre-season friendly against Juventus

- Cristiano Ronaldo did not appear in a pre-season friendly between Juventus and Team K League

- The 35-year-old was suffering from muscle fatigue but fans sued the organisers claiming they paid to see CR7 for at least 45 minutes

- 162 supporters will now be paid half of their ticket fee each as compensation for not seeing Ronaldo play

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Cristiano Ronaldo's inability to play in a pre-season friendly between Juventus and Team K League in 2019 has seen fans who sued the organisers of the event win their lawsuit.

Supporters will be compensated £34 each by Fasta Inc after they promised the Portuguese will play for at least 45 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Korean Fans win lawsuit against organizers of pre-season friendly against Juventus

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The court said, via CNA:

"The defendant has contractual obligations of Ronaldo playing in the game barring any unforeseen circumstances."
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According to the Seoul Central District Court, fans suffered emotional distress after not seeing Ronaldo on the pitch.

The Portuguese superstar was suffering from a muscle problem and Maurizio Sarri had to keep Ronaldo on the bench.

Juve's flight into Korea arrived late and fans in the stadium had to wait for the Biaconerri for hours having being promised Ronaldo was going to play.

The ex-Real Madrid star appeared on the bench and did not even warm up as fans inside the 65,000 Seoul Olympic Stadium started chanting for CR7 but soon turned on him and started chanting for Lionel Messi instead.

K League player Cesinha scored just before half time in the match and celebrated with Ronaldo's famous SIUUU.

The Brazilian striker then asked the 35-year-old for his shirt at half time which gave the supporters something to cheer about.

On the other hand, the Italian champions had to forgo $675,000 of their $3 million match fee against the K-League side as a result of Ronaldo being absent in the match.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo will see out his contract at Juventus as sporting director Fabio Paratici dismisses reports linking the Portuguese star out of the club.

The 35-yer-old's current deal with the Old Lady is set to expire in the summer of 2022 but reports have suggested that CR7 would leave the club at the end of this season.

It is claimed that Juventus' financial problems are understood to be the reason the five-time ballon d'Or winner will be let go.

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