Cristiano Ronaldo shone in the worst possible way as Al-Nassr lost to Al-Hilal on Tuesday night. An obscene gesture at the end of the meeting could cost him dearly.
Many illusions were shattered for CR7 on Tuesday evening when his team lost to Al-Hilal – a result that suited Saudi league leader Al-Ittihad. Frustrated, Cristiano Ronaldo lost his temper at least twice on this occasion – first during the encounter where he physically attacked an opponent, narrowly escaping the red card; then at the end of the match when supporters of Lionel Messi chanting the name of the Argentinian in the stands knocked him out of his hinges.
Leaving the lawn, the Portuguese striker grabbed his genitals while staring at the supporters of the opposing club – a deeply shocking attitude for Saudi public opinion, which is very attached to religious and puritanical values. “Even if the public of Al-Hilal provoked Cristiano, he did not know what to answer them. Cristiano’s conduct is a crime”, immediately expressed Nouf bin Ahmed, a lawyer specializing in international law who decided to take the case head on.
🔴🔴🔴.. لى الدنيا .. السلام ..!!
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The public prosecutor seized
In her eyes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s obscene gesture constitutes “a publicly indecent act, which is one of the crimes required for arrest and deportation if committed by a foreigner. We will present a petition to the public prosecutor in this regard,” concludes Nouf bin Ahmed. Such an outcome is of course highly unlikely, the Saudi authorities having erected a golden bridge to convince the Lusitanian star to play the ambassadors of the country’s football elite over three years.