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Cristiano Ronaldo banned for obscene gesture, how many games he’ll miss?

The Portuguese star was sanctioned due to his gesture against Al Shabab

By Mario Perez

Cristiano Ronaldo was sanctioned with a one-game suspension by the SAFF due to obsecene gestures.
Cristiano Ronaldo was sanctioned with a one-game suspension by the SAFF due to obsecene gestures.
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Manchester United former striker Cristiano Ronaldo was slammed by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) in the last few hours, as he will be finally sanctioned due to an obscene gesture made during the last game he played for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.

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The action took place in the away game facing Cristiano Ronaldo’s team against Al Shabab on the twenty-first day of the competition, as the Portuguese idol, who had opened the scoring for his club by converting a penalty in the 21st minute of the clash, received the anger of the rival fans and he didn’t hesitate on respond them with a shocking gesture considered obscene by the SAFF.

As it regularly happens every time Al Nassr and Cristiano Ronaldo play as visitors in the Saudi Pro League, the Al Shabab fans attending to the Al Shabab FC Stadium chanted “Messi, Messi, Messi” to the Portuguese superstar to annoy him, and the idol responded them by taking his hand to his ear first and gesturing with his arms on his body, which would have been disliked by the Disciplinary Council of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, which opened an investigation on the incident.

The case was then resolved in the last few hours when the SAFF announced the sanction to be faced by Cristiano Ronaldo, as the football organism stated that the 39-year-old striker violated article (57-1) of the Disciplinary and Ethics Regulations.

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What’s the sanction faced by Cristiano Ronaldo?

As a result, Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended for one game and has been ordered to pay around US$2,666 (10,000 rials) to the SAFF and an additional US$5,333 (20,000 rials) to Al-Shabab for filing fees, and the decision, as the SAFF itself announced, can’t be appealed.

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