Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will be awarded substantial damages after the Daily Telegraph claimed he drank alcohol and danced while he was injured in 2008.
The newspaper wrote that the super striker headed straight to a nightclub despite his injured ankle when he arrived in Los Angeles at a sports awards ceremony in July 2008.
Ronaldo, according to the Daily Telegraph had thrown his crutches, dancing with models and drinking champagne for 10 000 dollars.
The Portuguese would not let this go and took the newspaper to court in London. Here, his lawyer argued that the story was fabricated and insulting to Ronaldo. The newspaper admitted in court that the allegations were false and that the article should never have been published. The newspaper was ordered to pay Ronaldo an unknown, but according to rumors, a significant sum of money after being found guilty of defamation.
Let's kill the gossip papers all for once.