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Ronaldo Will Play For Juventus Despite Rape Allegation

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03:29 5 Oct 2018


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Cristiano Ronaldo’s club Juventus says he is available to play tomorrow, despite a rape allegation against him.

His coach says the footballer is "doing well" as he faces claims he assaulted a woman in 2009, which he denies.

Yesterday the club issued a statement in support of Ronaldo.

Many have since criticised the club for their harsh approach and lack of care.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Whatever the legal outcome, this is awful from Juventus: <a href="https://t.co/3ZDNkscTdx">pic.twitter.com/3ZDNkscTdx</a></p>&mdash; Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) <a href="https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/1048152086209351681?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">5 October 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Frankly stunned at this from Juventus. Stunned and disgusted that a club would put out a statement that’s half a layer of varnish away from an outright ‘we don’t care’ <a href="https://t.co/5xZumzHnfF">pic.twitter.com/5xZumzHnfF</a></p>&mdash; Chris Deeley (@ThatChris1209) <a href="https://twitter.com/ThatChris1209/status/1047919265393852418?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">4 October 2018</a></blockquote>
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Meanwhile Ronaldo's sponsors Nike and EA Sports say they're deeply concerned about allegations against the footballer.

They insist they're monitoring the situation closely and are taking the matter very seriously.


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