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