Is it ‘Ronaldo Preference’… There is no disciplinary action for ‘hand in the groin’
Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr) does not receive disciplinary action. He received no disciplinary action, although he recently caused controversy for his eccentricity in reaching his groin. At this point, it is not an exaggeration to say that it is a ‘privilege’.
On the 22nd (Korean time), this media (Goal.com토토사이트) ‘Global Edition’ said, “Ronaldo, who has caused a lot of controversy, will not be punished. We have made a verdict that no action is necessary.”
Previously, Ronaldo caused controversy by committing unexpected actions twice in the 2022-2023 Saudi Professional League round 25 away match against Al Hilal held at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 19th.
Ronaldo received a warning in the 12th minute of the second half for tripping a headlock in the process of competing for the ball with Gustavo Keyar (30). After the game, Al-Hilal fans chanted the name of Lionel Messi (35, Paris Saint-Germain) and stimulated him, and he put his hand on his groin twice.
Al-Nasr explained that Ronaldo had touched his groin because he felt pain in the groin, but many football fans in Saudi Arabia were outraged, saying it was an insulting and obscene act against Islamic law. Furthermore, voices requesting detention and deportation came one after another. However, even though the criticism and complaints did not end, it was finished without any separate punishment.
‘Global Edition’ said, “SAFF’s Disciplinary and Ethics Committee only fined Al Nasr players 15,000 riyals (about 5.45 million won) for arriving late before the start of the second half. Since it was posted on social media after it was over, it was not considered an official act and was not subject to punishment.”
Meanwhile, Ronaldo signed a contract with Manchester United (England) in November last year under mutual agreement, and then signed a contract with Al Nasr earlier this year until 2025 under the condition of receiving an annual salary of 75 million dollars (about 93 billion won). Challenging the Asian stage for the first time in his career, he scored 11 goals and 2 assists while playing 13 official games so far.