Cristiano Ronaldo fans entitled to compensation after Juventus player's no-show, South Korean court rules

  • A district court in Incheon, west of Seoul, ordered the local agency that organised the match, The Fasta Inc, to pay 371,000 won to both fans

  • The lawsuit complained that The Fasta Inc had publicised Ronaldo would play for at least 45 minutes, but the Portugal star ultimately sat out the entire game

  • The court ordered The Fasta Inc to pay 70,000 won ($58.95) per ticket, 1,000 won ($0.8421) for the ticket commission fee, and 300,000 won ($252.63) each for “mental anguish”

Two South Korean football fans who sued the match organiser after Cristiano Ronaldo failed to play in a friendly during Juventus’s pre-season tour in Seoul last year are entitled to compensation, a court ruled on Tuesday.

 Cristiano Ronaldo fans entitled to compensation after Juventus players no-show, South Korean court rules

File image of Cristiano Ronaldo. AFP

A district court in Incheon, west of Seoul, ordered the local agency that organised the match, The Fasta Inc, to pay 371,000 won ($310) to both fans listed in the lawsuit.

The lawsuit complained that The Fasta Inc had publicised Ronaldo would play for at least 45 minutes, but the Portugal star ultimately sat out the entire game in July 2019.

The court ordered The Fasta Inc to pay 70,000 won ($58.95) per ticket, 1,000 won ($0.8421) for the ticket commission fee, and 300,000 won ($252.63) each for “mental anguish” for the two plaintiffs, lawyer Kim Min-ki who filed the lawsuit, told Reuters.

Kim said he was also representing 87 other plaintiffs in several other cases that were filed in connection with the match.

The Fasta Inc’s website was not online as of Tuesday, and phone calls to the company’s president were not answered.

(1 South Korean Won = 0.00084 United States Dollar)

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