Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Juventus in the Italian Serie A match against Hellas Verona. Photo: AFP Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Juventus in the Italian Serie A match against Hellas Verona. Photo: AFP
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Juventus in the Italian Serie A match against Hellas Verona. Photo: AFP
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Andy Mitten

Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘coronavirus hotels’ another of football’s fake feel-good stories

  • Portugal star was widely reported to be turning his hotels into coronavirus hospitals but it was not true
  • Fake quotes on past players are harmless but rumours risk turning on subject when exposed

Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Juventus in the Italian Serie A match against Hellas Verona. Photo: AFP Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Juventus in the Italian Serie A match against Hellas Verona. Photo: AFP
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Juventus in the Italian Serie A match against Hellas Verona. Photo: AFP
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.