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South Korea football fans' anger at Ronaldo no-show






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Football fans in Korea plan to sue Italian soccer club Juventus. The club signed a contract to play Cristiano Ronaldo for 45 minutes in a friendly game against an all-star K League team, but he stayed on the bench. Fans now want compensation. They sang the name of Ronaldo's rival Lionel Messi at the game. They also booed. One fan on social media wrote: "Ronaldo betrayed the 60,000 audience. I'm no longer a Ronaldo fan."

The angry fans went to see lawyers in South Korea's capital city. They want their $60 ticket price back, and $850 each for the "mental anguish" Ronaldo's no-show caused. A lawyer said this was "a special case" because Juventus used "false advertising" to take advantage of Ronaldo's fans. He added: "As for the mental anguish...some of the fans are very passionate. They are real fans, so for them it is very painful because they love Ronaldo."

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