Cristiano Ronaldo’s no-show prompts upset fans to seek legal action

first_imgMOST READ Massive crowd welcomes 2020 at Bangkok’s self-proclaimed Times Square of Asia PLAY LIST 03:07Massive crowd welcomes 2020 at Bangkok’s self-proclaimed Times Square of Asia00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian “(Event organizer) The Fasta profited from advertising the friendly match to soccer fans, and for success (in ticket sales) they emphasized that Ronaldo would play over 45 minutes,” read a blog post by lawyers Yu Hyung-bin and Kim Hun-ki of law firm MyungAn. MyungAn is leading the class-action suit.“The abrupt cancellation of Ronaldo’s attendance in the fan signing event, the delay in kickoff due to team Juventus’ tardiness and the 400,000 won ($337) buffet with no chairs and tables are also problems,” it said. The buffet was part of some premium packages offered by The Fasta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe post added that ticket holders could demand a partial refund from event organizer The Fasta by holding it accountable for breach of contract.The post had some 2,180 private comments as of 12:20 p.m. Monday. LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer A total 65,000 tickets for the match sold out in 2 1/2 hours– including premium zone seats priced up to 400,000 won that sold out in 15 minutes — attributable to promotions promising at least 45 minutes played by Ronaldo.“We were not aware that Ronaldo would not play in the match. We made multiple requests and complaints to Juventus, but they were ignored,” said The Fasta.According to The Fasta, the contract guaranteed Ronaldo play at least 45 minutes and said that Juventus could be subject to penalties of less than one-fourth of the game fee if it failed to meet obligations.Juventus received some 3.5 billion won for the friendly.Amidst growing backlash, a groups of Juventus officials are expected to visit Korea this week to apologize for Cristiano Ronaldo’s no-show.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I spoke with the Juventus manager who was in charge of this project. The manager apologized, saying, ‘Everything that happened in Korea is our fault,’” said The Fasta CEO Robin Jang in an interview with local media.Details regarding the visit by Juventus representatives have not been finalized, Jang addedRonaldo, who had skipped the exhibition match citing tiredness, has come under fire with Korean fans for posting a short clip on social media of himself running on a treadmill with the caption “Nice to be back home.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brooks Koepka outduels Rory McIlroy, wins first WGC title by 3 strokes Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to stationcenter_img Benefits of township living Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (middle) of Juventus FC sits out during a friendly exhibition against a team of K League players Friday at World Cup Stadium in western Seoul. Yonhap via The Korea HeraldSEOUL — Korean fans disappointed and angered by soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s solely bench-warming presence at a friendly match between Juventus FC from Turin, Italy and a team of K League players last week are pursuing a class-action suit against the organizer for failing to meet legal obligations.The 34-year-old star athlete — whose first visit in 12 years was highly anticipated among fans here– was benched in the exhibition match last Friday at the World Cup Stadium in western Seoul.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *