Football fans in South Korea are planning to sue Italian soccer giants Juventus and its star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Over 2,000 fans want compensation after Ronaldo failed to play in pre-season friendly against all-star K League team. Juventus signed contract to play Ronaldo for 45 minutes of game, but he stayed on subs bench and did not even lace up his soccer boots. Many fans at game switched from chanting Ronaldo's name to chanting name of his great rival Lionel Messi. There were also boos around stadium. The fans have also been voicing their anger at Ronaldo on social media. One wrote: "He betrayed 60,000 audience and belittled us. I'm no longer Ronaldo fan."
angry fans are now seeking compensation. They have gone to law firm in South Korea's capital city, Seoul. They want Juventus to return their $60 ticket price and pay compensation of $850 to each fan for "mental anguish" they suffered because of Ronaldo's no-show. lawyer told the Reuters news agency that normally in such cases, fans would get their money back for their tickets, but this was " special case since company, through false advertising, took advantage of football star's fans". lawyer added: "As for mental anguish part, I'd like to say some of fans are very passionate. They are real, avid fans, so for them it is very painful because they love Ronaldo."