Saudi Arabia pro-league suspends Cristiano Ronaldo over incident behaviour


Former Manchester United and Real Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo has been issued a one-match suspension by his club, Al Nassr for indecent behaviour.

The Portuguese international was teased with Lionel Messi chants by the supporters of Al Shabab during the game. Ronaldo went on to score a goal as his team won 3-1, he made an indecent gesture towards the opposition fans after the game which did not go well with the relevant authorities.

Ronaldo said in a statement after the game,

"I respect all clubs, And the joy after the [game] expresses strength and victory, and it is not shameful. We are used to it in Europe.”

The Disciplinary and Ethics Committee of the Saudi Arabia Football Federation have stated that Ronaldo will miss Al Nassr’s next match and has also been told to pay a £4190 fine.

There are reports that half of the fine will be given towards Al Shabab to cover the costs of making the complaint in the first place while the other half of the money will go to the Federation.