Juventus are reportedly facing legal action from the organizers of their K League All-Stars friendly after Cristiano Ronaldo did not make an appearance.
According to Corriere dello Sport, TheFasta is seeking damages from Juve after they failed to give Ronaldo at least 45 minutes of playing time on Friday.
The 34-year-old remained a substitute during the 3-3 draw and had to witness an opposition player mimic his usual goal celebration.
It appears there was an agreement in place for the Bianconeri to field the No 7.
However, the club would have replied to TheFasta that the player was unable to play due to concerns over his physical condition.
“We sincerely apologize to fans for Ronaldo not playing in the match although he was later found to have a muscle problem,” said the K League in a statement.
“We’ll pay more careful attention to not disappoint K League fans.”
The Korea Herald adds the country’s top flight was demanding financial compensation from TheFasta, while it was not given prior notice that Ronaldo would not take part.
The friendly was hampered by logistical problems as the Old Lady only arrived in Seoul seven hours before kick-off.
Furthermore, heavy traffic in the city meant it did not get under way until 8:50pm local time – 50 minutes later than planned.