Cristiano Ronaldo Faces 12-Game Ban For Pushing Referee After Red Card
Real Madrid’star, Cristiano Ronaldo, may face a 12 game ban following his behavior during a recent math. Ronaldo, had pushed a referee after he was given a red card against Barcelona in the el Clasico on Sunday evening.
Following his goal at the 80th minute, Ronaldo, removed his shirt to celebrate and act that earned him a yellow card.
Two minutes later. the Real Madrid star was again booked for diving in the area. He then reacted by shoving the referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea from behind.
The referee did not seem to react at the time but La Liga could take action against the 32-year-old for his behaviour after the manner in which he left the field was included in the official’s report.
“After being shown the red card, the player pushed me gently to show his dissent,” De Burgos wrote in the document that covers all the incidents that occurred in the match.
Under article 96 of the Code of the Spanish Football Federation, it states that any player who “catches, shoots or shakes” a referee in a manner perceived to be violent risks a suspension anywhere between four and 12 matches.