Everybody wants to see Cristiano Ronaldo play but just a handful of lucky people are able of doing so regularly, so when the Portuguese star is in town, you do whatever it takes to watch him take the pitch.
That's why thousands of Korean Cristiano and Juventus supporters lined up to buy tickets for the friendly between the Italian side and the K-League All-Stars, but they were disappointed after the match because Cristiano didn't leave the bench in the full 90 minutes.
Therefore, Kim Min-ki, a Korean lawyer, is reportedly conducting a lawsuit against the match organizers, demanding all ticket buyers get a full refund for the €53 they spent, plus a €759 compensation for the "painful situation".
"Many purchased tickets to see Ronaldo. They publicized that the company had a deal with Juventus which stipulated Ronaldo would play for at least 45 minutes and that Ronaldo would hold a fan signing event. Normally in such cases, the plaintiffs will be refunded the price of the tickets, but I put this under a special case since the company, through false advertising, took advantage of the football star’s fans. For now, we have two plaintiffs who sued the company, but I have been getting a lot of calls today and I assume there will be some 60,000 more.
As for the mental anguish part, I’d like to say some of them are raucous fans, the real avid fans. So for them, it is very painful because they love Ronaldo and want to protect him, but they can’t, given the situation," the lawyer told Reuters.
Juventus went on to draw 3-3 on a rather exciting matchup vs. the best players of the K-League, but no one was satisfied as they all wanted to see the 5 time Ballon d'Or winner. Still, demanding almost 800 euros in compensation is kind of exaggerated, if you ask me.