Suspension of the Star Captain
The Spanish Super Cup for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been interesting. However, after the ending of the Super Cup, the official suspension has been handed down to the player as well.
He will be suspended for five games for Los Blancos after getting two yellow cards and for pushing the referee in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona.
The Yellow Cards
The first of Ronaldo’s two yellow cards are after the cheeky celebration of his wonder goal during the second half. The second yellow card was given by the referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea after seeing him dive into the box to try and win a penalty.
After receiving the second yellow card, the Real star proceeded to give the referee a little shove in the back and walked off in disgust.
Appealing to the Decision
Real Madrid submitted a detailed defense of their star player’s behavior to La Liga’s Appeals Committee. This is to lower down the suspension to four games. If the management decides that the second yellow card is not deserved.
However, there were multiple reports saying that the appeal was rejected and Ronaldo will not be able to face Barca during the second leg on Wednesday.
The club will also try and take the case to the Spanish government’s Tribunal Administrativo del Deporte hoping to get the remaining four games of the suspension reduced.
Ronaldo reacted on his Instagram by saying: “Impossible not to react to this situation, 5 games!! I think it is over the top and ridiculous, this is persecution! I am grateful to my teammates and fans for their support!!!”
Good News After the Suspension
Cristiano Ronaldo, along with Lionel Messi, will be dueling for the title of the “World’s Best Footballer” for The Best Fifa Men’s Player.
The Real Madrid star won the inaugural award last year, is one of 24 players to have been nominated for the accolade.
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