With Cristiano Ronaldo's stay in his hometown a source of "envy" for Juventus, the Madeira island has become more like a prison for the Portuguese football legend, in light of the Corona pandemic crisis.
According to press reports, Ronaldo was stuck on the island in the Atlantic Ocean, west of the coast of Portugal, after he prevented his private plane from getting there.
Ronaldo, 35, was supposed to fly to Turin, Italy, to meet his colleagues in Juventus after easing quarantine restrictions and partly returning to training with due regard for social distance.
But, according to Portuguese media, Ronaldo's private plane stopped in Madrid on its way to Madeira Island, and there she faced restrictions imposed by the Spanish authorities on air traffic.
The plane tried to take off 3 times, but it was prevented by the Spanish authorities, which left the former Real Madrid player stuck on the island, and made his return to training difficult.
The Italian government gave the green light for football clubs to resume their training, months after soccer activity stopped against the backdrop of the Corona epidemic.