The fact that Cristiano Ronaldo left the stadium on his own while the Juventus – AC Milan match was still in progress could cost him a two-year ban, according to former Italian striker Antonio Cassano.
The Portuguese superstar walked out of the yard and went straight down the tunnel after being substituted in the 55th minute of the match against Juventus in AC Milan in round 12 of Serie A, which took place last weekend. Before walking down the tunnel in time, Ronaldo glanced at coach Maurizio Sarri and muttered something in frustration.
Cassano striker AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Roma and Real Madrid have seen it and warned that Ronaldo is very easy to violate the anti-doping regulations because he has encountered the same case.
“I had to go back to the emergency stadium to avoid a two-year ban on orders from the coaching staff”, Casano recounted as he also drove home on his own after being substituted in AS Roma’s game. He kicked his rival, Lazio.
In September 2018, Peterborough United defender Josh Yorwerth (English club playing League One) also dodged a doping test. The 24-year-old was fired by the club in February 1919 after being banned for four years by the English Football Association. In fact, Josh Yorwerth had used cocaine before so he was afraid of being exposed. This is also the highest penalty for a player in English football.
The same is the case with famous defender Rio Ferdinand. He received an 8-month ban in 2003 for not attending a doping test. The player who played for Manchester United and also Ronaldo’s teammate at the time was considered innocent but the sentence was given. This was also a controversial case at the time.
Not to mention doping testing, Juventus coach Sarri told Sky Sport Italia: “Last month, Ronaldo had a knee problem, he took part in training and injured his ligament. He did everything there was. I can play football, but I think he is not feeling well and thinks it is best to replace it”.
When he was playing for Real Madrid, Ronaldo interrupted a doping test when he loudly complained that he was always chosen. The Real Madrid medical team then took over the test case from UEFA representatives following Ronaldo’s complaints. After that, UEFA did not make any more verdicts because they thought that it also stemmed from the stress of the Portuguese superstar. This time if UEFA does not skip, Ronaldo will regret his shocking action.