Generous Cristiano Ronaldo bought entire Juventus squad an iMac each to apologise for red card vs Valencia in 2018 – The Sun | The SunJuly 7, 2022
CRISTIANO RONALDO once bought the ENTIRE Juventus squad iMacs after his 2018 red card against Valencia.
The Portuguese superstar was reduced to tears in his Champions League debut for the Italians after being sent off for pulling the hair of defender Jeison Murillo.
Juventus went on to win 2-0 anyway, but boss Massimiliano Allegri's disciplinary rules at the club stated that following a misdemeanour, the perpetrator must buy all of his team-mates a gift as an apology.
Despite his superstar status, CR7 was not above this rule, although he tried to wriggle out of it.
Juve's then-No7 was so incensed at the decision, that for two months he refused to take his punishment, insisting that he'd done nothing wrong.
But eventually, Allegri calmly showed who was boss – and Ronaldo's team-mates all ended up with new iMac computers.
Ronaldo's former Juve team-mate Wojciech Szczesny told Polish talk show Prosto w Szczene: "Yes, we all have an iMac.
"It took a very long time because he couldn't process that red card and insisted high and low that he was not doing anything wrong.
"It took him a bit, about two months of arguing, but we all have received an iMac."
Ronaldo, 37, wasn't the only one to fall foul of Allegri's punishment system.
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Former Arsenal stopper Szczesny had also been forced to fork out on presents for his team-mates after being late for training.
He explained: "I thought it was Tuesday, but it turned out to be Wednesday that day.
"Allegri called me and said everyone was already there. When I arrived half an hour late on the training field, everyone said, 'Oh, we're getting presents!' I ended up buying headphones for the boys."
Szczesny bought all of his team-mates Dr Dre Beats headphones as an apology for being late.
Disciplinarian Allegri's departed at the end of that campaign and Maurizio Sarri took charge at the Allianz Stadium in June 2019.
Ronaldo followed Allegri out of the Juve door two years later, re-joining Manchester United.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was United's top goalscorer last season but wants to leave Old Trafford to play Champions League football.
Ronaldo has asked United to accept a suitable offer for his services but the Premier League big boys are refusing to let their talismanic forward leave.
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