Cristiano Ronaldo brands COVID-19 point-of-care tests ‘bull****’
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his feelings about being positive for coronavirus. He is forced to miss today’s Champions League Group G match against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona.
While Juventus players were preparing for Barca clash, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner took on Instagram to support his team-mates.
He also provided the latest news on his health:
‘Feeling good and healthy! Forza Juve!’
The 36-year-old star wasn’t very polite describing his attitude on point-of-care coronavirus tests:
‘PCR is bull****’Ronaldo wrote in the comment section below his post and deleted his comment after a few minutes.
PCR tests determine whether the virus is in human cells. This kind of testing requires a swab from one’s throat and nose.
The Portugal captain had been diagnosed with coronavirus on 13th October, while on international duty. Andrea Pirlo’s side missed him during the Champions League 2-0 win over Dynamo Kiyv. After being tested positive one again last week, Ronaldo wasn’t included in Juve’s 21-man squad for Hellas Verona clash in Serie A at the weekend (1-1).
Ronaldo is highly likely to miss today’s fixture against Barcelona in Champions League, according to Sky Sports Italia and Gazzetta dello Sport. The encounter at Allianz Stadium would have been CR7’s first showdown with Lionel Messi since 2018. However, they will have one more chance to meet during another Champions League game at Camp Nou on December 8th.
Ronaldo has been caught on camera without wearing a mask before his positive test. In June, the player wasn’t wearing a mask while taking a photo with an elderly woman fan. Additionally, he didn’t follow social distancing. In September, a guard reportedly told him to put a mask on as the Portuguese was watching his international side’s game from the stands.
Cristiano’s views on coronavirus could potentially be shared by members of his family. On October 14th Katia Aveiro, Ronaldo’s sister, turned out to be a ‘corona-skeptic’:
‘If Cristiano is the one who has to wake the entire world up, I have to say that this Portuguese was sent by God. Thank you!
Thousands of people who believe in pandemic, in the tests and the measures taken will, like me, can tell that it is the biggest fraud I’ve seen in my life.
A phrase that I read today and that applaud to: ‘Enough fooling the entire world’. Open your eyes, please.”