Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo was taken away by his bodyguards after a group of fans in Villar Perosa – a comune in Italy’s Turin - ran out onto the pitch after a game’s final whistle to greet their idol, The Sun reported Thursday.
Ronaldo had to sit out Juventus’s annual friendly match against their youth team due to “fatigue in his left adductor,” the report says, but that didn’t stop the fans from performing their annual ritual, which, according to the report, made Ronaldo visibly uncomfortable. The football star, who was in attendance at the game, was eventually ushered away by a number of bodyguards.
Last year, the entire match between Juventus A and Juventus B was abandoned after the fans stormed the pitch just 20 minutes into the game. The year before that, the match lasted only 50 minutes before being abandoned because of the traditional flooding of the pitch. This year, the fans were courteous enough to wait until the end of the game, at least.