Cristiano Ronaldo: Sponsors could SUE Juventus star if rape claims proved

05 October, 2018, 18:28 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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Sportswear company, Nike, has said it is "deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations" facing Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 33-year-old watched from the stands on Tuesday during Juventus' 3-0 victory over Young Boys in the Champions League as he served a one-match ban for being sent off against Valencia in the previous round.

'He is ready to return to action tomorrow'.

Longtime Real Madrid forward and Juventus newcomer Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been on the cover of Federation Internationale de Football Association games for years, is facing accusations of rape.

"I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me", he tweeted in English on Wednesday.

Las Vegas police confirmed this week that they have reopened the investigation into the case.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not just the cover star for Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, which launched only last week, but also features heavily in the menu system and promotional artwork.

"Cristiano Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus", the club said in a statement.


Tour de France legend Lance Armstrong suffered a reported £150m loss after he was axed by Nike and all his other sponsors after he was indicted in the doping scandal in cycling.

"That was a poor statement from Juventus".

Since the allegation surfaced, Juventus' share price has fallen by almost 20 percent.

The cover stars of EA Sports' biggest video-games series - FIFA, Madden, NHL, PGA Tour, NBA Live and UFC - all feature on the website's homepage except Ronaldo.

But the Italian champions woke up to the sobering news on Friday that over five percent had been wiped off the value of their shares after the Milan stock exchange opened.

"I believe what he said. because I've known Ronaldo for many years and I can attest to his good character", Gomes said. He left Spain after nine years for Juventus, a move that cost the Italian club 112 million euros (then $132 million).

Trevor Sinclair hit out at Juventus after they released a statement in support of Cristiano Ronaldo after he was accused of rape.

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