Serie A A letter has been sent to Turin
The K League have sent a letter of protest to Juventus just after Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the bench for their friendly in Seoul on Friday.
A friendly was played among the Bianconeri and a collection of stars from the Korean league, which ended three-three, but the organisers have been left unhappy with fairly considerably anything that came with it.
Juventus‘ flight to Korea from China was delayed by two hours and the side had been then stuck in website traffic, causing the game to be played an hour later than scheduled, when 63,000 fans had been waiting.
Cristiano, who hadn’t played in Korea for more than a decade, was then left on the bench for the complete 90 minutes.
But there was apparently a contractual agreement in location that meant the Portuguese ought to have played at least 45 minutes.
Regional agency Yonhap have reported that a letter has been sent to Juventus, outlining that the contract signed has been broken.
The letter condemns the Italian champions’ “arrogance” and “irresponsibility”, which is claimed to have been shown “just before and just after” the match.
The K League apologised to fans the following day as so numerous left disappointed to have not noticed the No.7.
As per the contract, Cristiano was only permitted to sit out the game had he suffered an injury in the warm-up or in the course of the match.
Juventus‘ cause for not playing the forward is due to the fact of his “physical situation”.
In the press conference that followed, Maurizio Sarri explained that the player had not played due to the fact of an unspecified muscular issue.
Apparently, the Old Lady had requested that the game be shortened to 80 minutes with a 10-minute break, but that was turned down.