Update: Cristiano Ronaldo has avoided a ban for his controversial celebration, with UEFA instead fining the Juventus player €20,000 EUR (approx. $22,500 USD).
Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct following his goal celebration during the UEFA Champions League Round-of-16 comeback victory against Atletico Madrid. After scoring, Ronaldo ran to the corner flag and mimicked a celebration that Atletico manager Diego Simeone performed in the first leg. The celebration has been described as a “crotch-grabbing” gesture.
If found guilty, Ronaldo could be faced with a one-match ban, ruling him out of the first leg of Juventus’ Quarter Final tie with Ajax. Simeone was found guilty following his celebration, although was fined €20,000 EUR (approx. $22,000 USD) and avoided a ban. Keep an eye out for more news about the charge in the run up to the next Champions League round.
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BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct after mimicking Diego Simeone’s celebration against Atletico Madrid last week pic.twitter.com/opEVhMBdgU
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