Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo Given Five-Match Ban For Ridiculous Red Card In Super Cup Tie Against Barcelona

Chris Wright

14th, August 2017


Cristiano Ronaldo’s dumb red card in the Super Cup against Barcelona just got that much dumber with the news that the Real Madrid forward has been slapped with a excessively large ban as a result.

The Portuguese star emerged from the bench during the second half, scored to restore Real’s lead, got booked for removing his shirt, quickly picked up a second yellow for diving and was sent off – all in the space of 25 minutes.

For his crimes, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have seen fit to levy Ronaldo with a five-match ban, chiefly for the minor shove he gave referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea after the red card was first brandished.

Ordinarily, the two yellows would have carried a one-match suspension, but the RFEF have gone big because referee Bengoetxea included a reference to the “slight push” in his match report.

Regardless of how harsh it might sound, Ronaldo should probably think himself lucky as the RFEF’s ban could have been anything up to a maximum of 12 matches.


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  3. maria says:

    You don’t lay your hands on other players, you certainly don’t lay your hands on an official. His sending off, though stupidly his own fault was correct (how many people bray for harsher punishments for diving?).

    Whether it’s a minor shove, or a full Paolo Di Canio effort action must be taken to stop footballers thinking they can touch referees when they don’t agree with their decisions.

    I’m disappointed that Pies thinks this ban is excessive. Referees at lower levels are subjected to a lot of abuse. Everything should be done to show players of all levels that the ref is to be respected.


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