Cristiano Ronaldo has been warned over his conduct after he was pictured training at a football stadium in Madeira during the lockdown.
The 35-year-old is presently spending time on his home island after Juventus offered their players permission to leave Italy following the coronavirus outbreak.
Ronaldo had been pictured coaching at the Madeira national stadium, home of CD Nacional, in the capital Funchal.
Madeira’s regional secretary of health Pedro Ramos warned Ronaldo that he has ‘no privilege’ and must comply with the lockdown regulations in place.
‘Ronaldo has no special permission to train,’ he stated.
‘Cristiano Ronaldo has the right to train as long as he respects the rules like all citizens, there is no privilege.
‘All citizens can leave the house and do so, as long as they do not cause gatherings and maintain a safe distance during the exercise. Therefore, Ronaldo did what we have seen.
‘There was no special authorization because we are all the same, we are all facing the same pandemic.
‘The best player in the world must use his image to set an example, but Cristiano seems to me to have done just a few minutes of exercise and, therefore, there is no harm in the world.
‘I would not like it to be said that it is trivialization, because we are all responsible.
‘All Madeirans are complying with the rules of the regional government.
‘And those who do not know that the forces of authority can exercise their power.’