“This Is Called Persecution”, Cristiano Ronaldo Slams La Liga For Failed Ban Appeal

Cristiano Ronaldo has slammed the La Liga for rejecting his five match ban appeal, describing the decision as a “persecution”.

The 32-year-old Portuguese legend was handed a five-match ban after Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday, one-match ban for the sending off, then a further four-match ban for pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea before walking off the pitch.

Expressing his misgivings about the failed appeal, Ronaldo posted on his Instagram page: “It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous, this is called persecution.”

Ronaldo, who will not play in the La Liga until 20 September against Real Betis, was also fined €3,005 while Real Madrid got €1,400 fine.


Matches Cristiano Ronaldo will miss:

Barcelona – Spanish Super Cup (August 16)

Deportivo La Coruna – La Liga (August 20)

Valencia – La Liga (August 27)

Levante – La Liga (September 9)

Real Sociedad – La Liga (September 17)