The Ronaldo effect? Juve fans protest steep increase in ticket prices

The Ronaldo effect? Juve fans protest steep increase in ticket prices

Christiano Ronaldo has endured some turbulent times recently – off-field challenges included tax evasion claims in Spain, the current controversial assault allegation and he has now even taken the brunt of Serie A ticket prices.

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Few things in life beat the feeling of owning a shiny new car. Better yet when it comes in the form of a luxury or sports model.

However, the novelty of the shiny spraint job and increased performance often wears off when the reality of the car instalments kick in.

Juventus supporters may not quite be suffering from the feeling of buyer’s remorse with the marquee signing of Christiano Ronaldo, but the ripple effect of increased ticket prices has left them with a bitter taste in the mouth.

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After a rough start to life in Serie A, Ronaldo has hit his straps once again and Juventus are top of the league.

While he may be settling in quite nicely on the pitch, one can’t help but wonder if the distractions off it will soon take its toll.

Following the Kathryn Mayorga assault allegation, the Portuguese talisman found himself dropped from the national team.

To rub further salt in the wound, a steep rise in Serie A ticket prices has been linked with the star player as well.

The impact was initially observed when Juventus played away to Chievo in the first match of the season.

That contest, saw the home team hiking their ticket fees by a whopping 50%.

The trend continued as Juve travelled to Udinese and Empoli are reportedly following suit as well with an average cost price of 65 euros.

Sadly, there’s no respite for season ticket holders at home either as the club have implemented a 30% increase as well.

Members of the ‘Curva Sud’ supporters are said to have shown their disapproval of the policy as well, citing unaffordability for the average man on the street.

Despite all this, Ronaldo has shown his star quality once again as he was voted Juve’s MVP recently.

Enjoy the beautiful video montage below showcasing some of Ronaldo’s best bits for Juventus.

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