Cristiano Ronaldo sees red card for appearing to elbow opponent in Saudi Cup defeat

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Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of Al Nassr, received a straight red card for acting violently during Monday’s 2-1 Saudi Super Cup semifinal loss to Al-Hilal.

During a brief altercation on the touchline, Ronaldo appeared to elbow Al-Hilal defender Ali Al-Bulayhi, causing him to fall spectacularly to the ground.

The two squared up with the ball out of play as Al-Bulaihi attempted to stop the Portuguese sensation from snatching it to take a fast throw-in.

This led to Ronaldo’s dismissal in the 86th minute.

Ronaldo seemed as though he was about to hit the referee Mohammed Al Hoaish after being ejected, raising his hand.

The Portuguese star did not hide his disappointment

After receiving a straight red card and finding himself in serious trouble, Ronaldo proceeded to mockingly touch a match official on the shoulder.

Ronaldo seemed to address the fans as he was leaving the field, saying, ‘all of you are witnessing this robbery’.

Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in a heated exchange.

Cristiano Ronaldo has faced disciplinary issues before

After a terrible night for both the team and the player, the Saudi Pro League leaders eliminated them from the tournament, setting off a highly contentious conclusion.

This season, Ronaldo has been in the news for all the wrong reasons more than once in Saudi football.

The Saudi football authorities suspended the former Manchester United player for one game after he was seen making an obscene gesture during Al-Nassr’s victory against Al Shabab in February.

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