Protests against Cristiano Ronaldo’s £100million move to Juventus have fallen flat after a handful of Fiat factory workers turned up for the remonstration.
Workers at the Melfi assembly plant in Italy went on strike on Sunday evening after the car makers decided to help finance Ronaldo’s big-money move from Real Madrid.
Alongside the strike, which runs through until Tuesday evening, factory workers planned to protest Ronaldo’s switch by showing up to his medical on Monday morning to voice their disapproval.
However, according to Bloomberg, just five out of 1,700 factory workers turned up for the protest outside of the Juventus’s medical centre in Turin.
The deal angered workers after they faced temporary lay-offs from the company in recent years while a plan to bring Italian car plants into full employment, originally scheduled for this year, has been delayed.
Both Juventus and Fiat are controlled by the Agnelli family through their holding company and a deal was struck for the car company to help fund the £100m move for the 33-year-old.
The USB (Unione Sindacale di Base) union claims the deal means Fiat will be missing out on investment for it’s workers.
The union also pointed out that it’s workers were making ‘huge economic sacrifices’ and that the futures of thousands needed to be guaranteed ‘rather than enriching only one’.
Fiat factory workers began to protest the decision on Thursday afternoon by plastering anti-Ronaldo posters on walls of buildings in Pomigliano, Italy.