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Cristiano Ronaldo Sent Off for Violent Conduct Against Referee



April 9th, 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo received a red card for violent conduct towards a referee in the Saudi Super Cup. The Portuguese superstar was sent off for violent conduct in his team Al-Nassr's semi-final clash against Al-Hilal.

Red Card for Violent Conduct

The incident unfolded in the dying moments of the match, with Al-Nassr trailing 2-0. Video footage shows a heated confrontation between Ronaldo and Al-Hilal player Ali Al-Bulaihi near the touchline. Ronaldo appears to throw an elbow at Al-Bulaihi, followed by what seems to be a stamp, although the view is partially obscured. This sparked a melee on the pitch, with players from both sides getting involved.

Frustration Boils Over

Referee Mohammed Al Hoaish responded swiftly, brandishing a straight red card for Ronaldo's actions. The 39-year-old forward's frustration was evident. Footage captures him gesturing towards the referee in a threatening manner before seemingly restraining himself. As he left the pitch, Ronaldo sarcastically patted one match official on the shoulder.

Saudi Pro League 

Reports suggest Ronaldo's anger had been building throughout the match. An earlier disallowed goal for Al-Nassr led to a previous confrontation between Ronaldo and the referee. Despite a late consolation goal by teammate Sadio Mane, Al-Hilal secured victory thanks to goals from Salem Aldawsari and Malcom, advancing to the next round of the Saudi Super Cup.

Repercussions for Ronaldo for unsportsmanship against the REFEREE

This incident casts a shadow over what was supposed to be a positive move for Ronaldo in Saudi Arabian football. Not only did Al-Nassr suffer elimination, but Ronaldo's behavior could lead to further disciplinary action. The full extent of the repercussions for his actions remains to be seen.

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