The Juventus forward has reportedly violated coronavirus restrictions by traveling outside of Turin for his girlfriend’s birthday.
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo is under a police investigation for a potential violation of Italian coronavirus regulations after he allegedly traveled between the Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta regions.
Police in Valle d’Aosta confirmed to Reuters news agency on Thursday that a trip to the alpine town of Courmayeur by Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez on Tuesday and Wednesday was under investigation.
Authorities have been alerted to his suspected presence in the area through videos on social media showing the couple sitting on a snowmobile and celebrating Rodriguez’s 27th birthday.
Rodriguez apparently posted a video of the couple riding a snowmobile on Instagram.
She then removed it, but it was picked up by several Italian news sites.
Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper said Ronaldo and Rodriguez spent Tuesday night in a hotel and took a ride in the snow the next morning before returning to Turin.
Italian club Juventus declined to comment.
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Travel between regions of the “orange zone” in Italy, including Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta, is prohibited under the current government decree.
There are some exceptions to the rule, including travel to a second home or for professional reasons.
If Ronaldo is proven to have made the trip, the most likely outcome is a fine of 400 euros ($ 485).
In October, the 35-year-old footballer was criticized for traveling to Portugal when Juventus were in isolation after two cases of coronavirus.
He then tested positive himself and returned to Italy to spend a few weeks in isolation at home.
At the time, Italy’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora accused the star of “violating” coronavirus restrictions.