UEFA Fines Ronaldo For Celebration Against Atletico Madrid
Juventus frontman, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been fined 22,600 dollars by UEFA for making an obscene gesture while celebrating his side’s Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid.
The Portuguese was guilty of “improper conduct,’’ the control, ethics and disciplinary body of the European football organisation ruled on Thursday.
Ronaldo had gestured to his crotch following the final whistle after his hat-trick earned Juventus a 3-0 win over Atletico on March 12, which sent the Italians into the Champions League quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate.
The gesture appeared to be a response to Atletico’s Coach Diego Simeone, who had celebrated in similar fashion during his team’s 2-0 win in their previous Champions League game.
Simeone was also fined 20,000 euros by UEFA. Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia