Considered one of the best soccer players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo is now in the spotlight after appearing to have broken Italian Covid-19 laws after traveling to the region of Val d’Aosta, home to Courmayeur ski resort, to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday.
Ronaldo, who currently plays for the Italian soccer team Juventus, has been criticized before for not following Italian Covid-19 guidelines. Earlier this year, Ronaldo traveled to Portugal right before he tested positive for the virus. Back then, Vincenzo Spadafora, the Italian Minister of Sports, said that “The skills of a certain player don’t authorize them to be arrogant, disrespectful to the institution, and to lie.”
Ronaldo’s girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, posted on Instagram a photo of them on a snowmobile at an unnamed ski resort for her birthday, but that post has since been taken down and replaced with a post of her with family at their home in Turin, Italy. Many have used this unusual social media activity as evidence that Ronaldo and Rodriguez knew they were doing something they should not have been doing.
If Ronaldo and his girlfriend are caught for these actions, they could both be faced with a fine of €400 ($482 USD). Although for some these fines may be steep, I don’t think Ronaldo will have to worry.