Anger In Portugal As Cristiano Ronaldo Is Captured Training In Public

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been criticised by the Madeira health chief after the Portuguese star was found undergoing secret training drills at the Estadio da Madeira in Funchal.

The 35-year-old had previously been self-isolating with his family behind closed doors after leaving Turin as the coronavirus spread across Italy.

Ronaldo was pictured practising his shooting techniques, which is said to have angered Madeira secretary of health Pedro Ramos, who has claimed the Portgual international must adhere to the medical guidelines regarding the outbreak.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward was far from the only person “bending the rules “ at the stadium which is home to Madeiran side CD National.

The news comes after Ronaldo himself along with superagent Jorge Mendes donated $1.8million to both San Antonio hospital in Porto and Santa Maria hospital in the capital Lisbon, to help combat COVID-19.

The Old Lady superstar and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was last in action on March 8, as Juve defeated Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan 2-0 to extend their lead at the top of Serie A with 12 games left of the 2020/21 season.

The temporary postponement was inevitable to help Italian medical staff cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

As yet no new date for resumption has been issued so Ronaldo and colleagues will need to continue to self-discipline and stay fit although at home.

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