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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘facing’ potential ban in Saudi Arabia



Cristiano Ronaldo 'facing' potential ban in Saudi Arabia

Reports from Saudi Arabia states that Portugal icon and former Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo could be facing some serious issues following an incident in the Saudi Pro League.

Cristiano Ronaldo faces potential disciplinary action, including a ban and a fine, following a gesture he reportedly made during Al-Nassr’s recent 3-2 victory over Al-Shabab in the Saudi Pro League.

The renowned footballer, who opened the scoring in the match with a penalty kick, found himself subjected to chants referencing his long-standing rivalry with Lionel Messi. Despite his on-field success, Ronaldo couldn’t resist reacting to the taunts from the home fans.

While television cameras did not capture the specific incident, fan footage capturing Ronaldo’s response quickly circulated on various online platforms.

Reports from Saudi outlet Arriyadiyah suggest that Ronaldo is likely to face a two-match suspension and a financial penalty for his alleged unsportsmanlike behavior. However, neither Al-Nassr nor the Saudi Pro League have officially confirmed these sanctions.

A tweet from the Arriyadiyah X account stated: “Al-Riyadiya sources: The Disciplinary Committee is moving to suspend the Portuguese captain for two matches and fine him due to unsportsmanlike behavior.”

The accuracy of these claims remains unverified pending official statements from the involved parties.