Real Madrid Star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a five match ban after pushing the referee after his red card in Sunday’s El Classico.
The Portuguese reacted angrily after he was dismissed during the second half of a 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
First, he was booked after removing his shirt in celebration and for mimicking Lionel Messi’s iconic jersey holding celebration at the Santiago Bernabeu in April.
The second booking was for dicing under pressure from Samuel Umtiti and Ronaldo never took the decision of the match official lightly.
After reviewing incidents in the game, the Spanish FA delivered their verdict with a five game ban and handed a fine out.
A statement released by the RFEF read, “On the first account, Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo will be suspended for one game after receiving two yellow cards, the first for taking off his jersey while celebrating his goal and the second for simulation. The club have also been fined €350 and the player €800.
“On the second account, Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for another four games for infraction of article 96 of the disciplinary code, with a €1400 fine for the club and a €3005 fine for the player.”