Loading...
Close
Juventus celebrate the 2020 Supercoppa Italiana win

Cristiano Ronaldo under investigation over Covid rule breach during Alps trip

The Portuguese forward has 20 goals from 21 matches in all competitions this season

Alasdair Mackenzie
Thursday 28 January 2021 16:10
comments

Cristiano Ronaldo is being investigated for a potential breach of Italy’s Covid regulations after he allegedly travelled between the regions of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta.

Valle d'Aosta police have confirmed that an investigation is underway into a trip to the Alpine town of Courmayeur by Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Authorities were alerted to his alleged presence in the region by videos on social media showing the couple sitting on a snowmobile and celebrating Rodriguez’s 27th birthday.

READ MORE: Champions League knock-out fixtures — all matches by date and kick-off time

Movement between ‘orange zone’ regions in Italy, including Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta, is forbidden under the current government decree.

If Ronaldo is proven to have made the trip, the likeliest outcome is a fine.

There are some exceptions to the rule, including travelling to a second home or for work reasons.

Reuters

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments