Christiano Ronaldo Fined $4,500 For Pushing Refree, Banned For Five Matches-Zinedine Zidane Comments
Christiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches by the Spanish Football federation, RFEF after pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.
The ban came on Monday .He was shown a red card after receiving a second yellow card for simulation. Ronaldo came off the substitutes bench for Real in the 57th minute with his side drawing 1-1
The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal on Sunday and an extra four games for his reaction towards the referee. Ronaldo was fined 3,805 euros ($4,500) and has 10 days to appeal the ban.
Should any appeal fail, Ronaldo will miss Wednesday’s Super Cup and a series of other matches
Madrid had already signalled their intent to appeal Ronaldo’s second yellow card shown for diving eight minutes from time when he went down inside the area under pressure from Samuel Umtiti.
“Ronaldo’s sending-off annoys me because even if it is not a penalty, the card is harsh,” Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane commented.
Ronaldo was only on the field for 24 minutes as he was introduced as a second-half substitute and fired into the top corner 10 minutes from time to give Madrid a 2-1 lead.
“Once shown the red card, said player pushed me lightly as a sign of his disapproval,” Burgos Bengoetxea wrote in his referee’s report.
According to the RFEF’s rules, such offences are met with a suspension of anything between four and 12 games, but previous cases also resulted in four-game bans.