With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting everyone, it is no surprise that football didn’t escape the consequences. Play was only allowed to resume in empty stadiums, which meant that a lot of clubs had to think of creative solutions to make the stadiums feel less empty. One club took it too far apparently. FC Seoul, a top-flight South Korean side has apologized recently after fans accused them of using sex dolls in the stadium stands. At first the club said they were “premium mannequins” but they admitted that the dolls were made by a company that produced sex toys.
Some of the dolls were actually holding signs advertising pornographic sites like bbw. If you did not know, porn is banned in South Korea. The supplier of the mannequins told the BBC they had apologized to FC Seoul. Yet they repeated again that the dolls were just “premium mannequins.”
Barcelona FC, the football club, has confirmed that one of the nine players that were supposed to start their pre-season training has tested positive for Covid-19. This comes as no shock as the Catalan country, and Spain, in general, is seeing a sharp spike in the number of positive cases in the past few days. Luckily for Barcelona FC, these players weren’t part of the first team, which means that Barcelona was able to participate in their Champions League match against Bayern Munich in Lisbon; a match that ended 8-2 for Bayern. Furthermore, the team announced that the infected player was asymptomatic and was isolating at home, as is recommended by the health authorities.
Although the player is now in solitary confinement, all his close contacts and recent encounters have been informed about the state of the infected footballer. At first, Barcelona FC did not disclose who the infected player was, but it is believed to be the 20-year-old French defender, Jean-Clair Todibo. Due to this positive diagnosis, all the 9 players and the Barcelona’s first-team players had to do further PCR tests In the next few days to be sure that no one else was infected.
The Tax Agency has already submitted to the office of the Prosecutor of Madrid, the record of the inspection to the Portuguese footballer of Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo corresponding to the years 2011 to 2014 in the belief that the player committed tax offence by not taxed on a substantial portion of its gross income from the marketing of his image rights. The documentation began to be discussed yesterday at the premises of the office of the Prosecutor of economic Crimes of Madrid.
Now it is up to this latest study from the information supplied by the inspectors and decide if they also appreciate the possible existence of tax crimes and, therefore, must submit the corresponding complaint in the courts. The case will remain in the hands of the prosecutor, which already handles other similar. Consider that there is sufficient evidence of tax fraud, prosecutors must file a criminal complaint against Ronaldo before June 30 to avoid prescribing the offence corresponding to the 2011. If the Attorney assumes the criterion of the Tax Agency, Ronaldo will end up like so many other players – among them barca Leo Messi – judged and potentially found guilty of an offence against the Public Treasury.