“Emotional Distress”: South Korea Court Orders Compensation For Cristiano Ronaldo No-Show

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Cristiano Ronaldo stayed on the bench throughout a 3-3 draw with a K-League all-stars team in July last year, despite the pleas and anger of a sell-out 65,000 crowd at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

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The Fasta had run adverts promising Cristiano Ronaldo would play. A South Korean promoter was ordered to compensate fans on Friday after Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo failed to play an exhibition match as promised.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner stayed on the bench throughout a 3-3 draw with a K-League all-stars team in July last year, despite the pleas and anger of a sell-out 65,000 crowd at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Match promoter The Fasta had run adverts promising the Portuguese striker would play.
The Seoul Central District Court ordered The Fasta to refund half the ticket price and an additional 50,000 won (USD 45) in compensation to each of 162 plaintiffs who had sued the promoter.