A South Korean court has told a local match organizer to compensate two fans after Cristiano Ronaldo did not play in a Juventus friendly as advertised.
Fans were told the Portugal forward would play at least 45 minutes against a K-League all-star team last July, but he did not come off the bench.
Organizers The Fasta has been ordered to pay 371,000 won (£240) to two fans.
The award includes 300,000 won (£194) for “mental anguish” caused, lawyer Kim Min-ki said.
Kim, who filed the lawsuit, said:
“The Fasta misled and used the fans of Cristiano Ronaldo for their own benefit.
“To the fans of Ronaldo, this is equivalent to losing the player whom they would have admired and supported their entire lives.”
Kim also told news agency Reuters he was representing a further 87 plaintiffs in other cases filed in connection with the match, which finished in a 3-3 draw.