On Friday, a South Korean court ruled that a local company should pay compensation to more than 160 fans, due to the failure of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo to participate in a friendly match for his Italian team, Juventus, in Seoul during the summer of 2019.
Juventus, the Italian league champion in the last nine seasons, angered the South Korean fans in July 2019 due to the failure of Ronaldo to participate in a friendly match against the stars of the South Korean League, which ended in a 3-3 draw at the “World Cup” stadium in the capital, Seoul, in front of 65,000 spectators.
The Korean judiciary rules in favor of the masses against Juventus
Ronaldo was absent from the meeting, although he was the face of the promotional campaign that “The Vista” carried out for the match, which made tickets ranging in price from 30,000 won (25 dollars) to 400,000 (about 340 dollars) run out in less than 3 minutes.
According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, 162 local fans have filed a lawsuit against the organizing company for “false advertising,” and the Incheon District Court has ordered “The Vista” to pay each of them the price of the ticket, in addition to 50 thousand won (45 dollars). ), Without issuing any sentence or fine against Juventus or Ronaldo.