Cristiano Ronaldo had to buy iMacs for all of his teammates after red card

  • Oli Moore

When a player gets sent off, you would assume that they normally just have to pay their fine and hang their head in shame, knowing that they've let their teammates, manager and fans down.

But at Juventus it seems like they take things a step further, something that didn't work out very well for Cristiano Ronaldo last season.

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has revealed how his teammate was forced to splash the cash due to one of former boss Max Allegri's rules for red cards.

Ronaldo, 35, was controversially sent-off against Valencia in the Champions League just a couple of months into his debut season with The Old Lady following contact with Jeison Murillo. 

And things were only going to get worse for Portuguese star as he would also be on the receiving end of his manager's tough stance on red cards.

Having been so incensed about the decision, with Ronaldo being accused of pulling on Murillo's hair, he then spent two months refusing to go through with the punishment before giving in.

And according to Szczesny, per the Daily Mail, that punishment was having to buy iMacs for the rest of the Juve squad. Though we can all be sure that even that wouldn't have made much of a dent in Ronaldo's pay cheque.

"Yes, we all have an iMac," Szczesny revealed to Polish talk show Prosto w Szczene. "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."

And it appears that Allegri's strict regime didn't just focus on discipline during matches, with Szczesny also getting on the wrong side of his manager.


The former-Arsenal keeper revealed that he had to buy his team-mates Dr. Dre Beats headphones.

"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."

It's probably fair to say that Ronaldo wasn't too downbeat when Allegri left the Italian champions at the end of last season.

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