Cristiano Ronaldo was seen throwing his jersey to the ground in frustration despite the win, which the U-13 ball boy collected quickly. The Portuguese superstar caught a lot of flak on Twitter for his conduct, but it was later revealed that the former Manchester United man had intentionally thrown the jersey in the ball boy's direction as a warm gesture.
According to sources, Juventus have a rule which prohibits ball boys from requesting the senior team members for any sort of souvenir. The ball boy in question here has been found guilty of doing so, and will now receive punishment as part of the protocol.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest football players of all time and arguably the best of his generation, which makes the U-13 ball boy's action understandable. The extent of the punishment hasn't been revealed yet, but if it turns out to be something trivial, the Juventus youngster will be more than happy to be a part of this trade-off.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus will look to close the gap on Inter Milan at the weekend
Despite last Sunday's convincing 3-1 win, Juventus are still 12 points behind league leaders Inter Milan and are in danger of losing out on the Scudetto for the first time since 2010-11. The Bianconeri play Atalanta on Sunday, and will have the opportunity to reduce the gap to 9 points and build pressure on the Nerazzuri, who will lock horns with Napoli later that day.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer for Andrea Pirlo's side this season, netting an impressive 25 goals. He also leads the league in the same category, with only Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku in touching distance (21).
The episode against Genoa shouldn't affect Cristiano Ronaldo, who is no stranger to controversy and scrutiny, as his eyes will be fixed on getting Juventus closer to Inter. There are still eight games left in the season, and the star forward has shown in the past that his best performances come under intense pressure
Content created and supplied by: ahmed05 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More