Genoa Fans Ask For Refund On Tickets After Learning Cristiano Ronaldo Will Not Play

It appears Juventus will rest Cristiano Ronaldo for their upcoming game against Genoa on Sunday afternoon, a decision that has left some fans fuming.

To the anger of some fans, who clearly wanted to see CR7 in action, Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly given the five-time Ballon d'Or winner the day off after his hat-trick heroics against Atletico Madrid in mid week.

Italian publication Calcio Mercato claim many supporters that purchased a ticket for today's match phoned the Genoa headquarters, threatening to return their tickets due to his absence.

It goes on to state that it wasn't only Genoa fans who were fuming, with some Ligurian Juventus fans expressing their frustration.

In fact, it is believed that some supporters protested outside the club's HQ, according to Corsera.

This just shows how badly some fans want to see Cristiano in action but c'mon folks, he's not getting any younger, despite producing incredible performance after incredible performance, week in, week out.

It has also been suggested that Ronaldo could miss Juventus' next Champions League game.

UEFA will open an inquiry into Ronaldo for his cajones gesture towards the Atletico Madrid fans, per Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He risks a fine like Simeone, but if it were considered a mocking gesture towards the opposition fans it could turn into a disqualification for a game."

However, the likeliest outcome is that Ronaldo will be slapped with a monetary punishment just like Diego Simeone, who was hit with a €20,000 fine for his celebration in the Champions League last-16 first-leg.

How far would you go to see Ronaldo in action?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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