Juventus is currently facing one of the most challenging stretches in its history. Cristiano Ronaldo could be handed a one-month ban for the Juventus scandal. As a result of the financial controversy that the Italian club is currently embroiled in, the league has docked them 15 points for inflating the value of their players for the purpose of capital gains.
Cristiano Ronaldo could be handed one-month ban for Juventus scandal
Members of the club’s board, including president Andrea Agnelli and vice-president Pavel Nedved, have already resigned, and former sporting director and current Tottenham Hotspur director Fabio Paratici was given a ban for two and a half years. Several reports have surfaced suggesting that players whose names are associated with the scandal could also face the possibility of being suspended.
In the event that it is established that Cristiano Ronaldo and another 22 players were complicit in what was happening and are also considered guilty of financial fraud, they may be subject to a one-month ban, which should be served regardless of whether they currently play for Juventus or not. This ban should be served if and only if it is established that they were guilty. If that were to happen, Ronaldo would not be able to feature for his new team, Al Nassr, and would have to remain away from play for one month. This would not delight Al Nassr, who have committed an excessive $200 million in signing the Portuguese star.
All the players whose names were involved in the case were called to testify last year.
“It was a confusing moment,” Paulo Dybala reportedly said.
“I remember we agreed to decide whether to accept or not, all together. Everyone thought we wouldn’t get paid for four months; nobody knew we would still have to receive money for three months.
“I remember exactly that when I signed the salary reduction agreement, we had already reached an agreement with the club.”