South Korean Fans File Lawsuit After Cristiano Ronaldo Misses Juventus Friendly

Bleacher Report

Cristiano Ronaldo not appearing against the K League All-Stars in a preseason friendly has some fans suing a match sponsor for "mental anguish," according to Reuters (h/t ESPN FC).

Juventus forward Ronaldo was allegedly obligated to feature for a minimum of 45 minutes when the Bianconeri met the All-Stars in Seoul on Friday. However, the 34-year-old remained on the bench for the whole match.

Two members of an online community have asked lawyer Kim Min-ki to file a lawsuit against The Fasta Inc., who organised the game. Kin outlined the issue: "Many purchased tickets to see Ronaldo. The Fasta publicised that the company had a deal with Juventus, which stipulated Ronaldo would play for at least 45 minutes and that Ronaldo would hold a fan signing event."

Neither Fasta nor Juve offered comment when contacted by Reuters, per the report. The former could be liable for the following figures: "70,000 won ($59) per ticket, 1,000 won for the ticket commission fee and 1,000,000 won ($847) each for the mental anguish."

#professional, #soccer

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