Cristiano Ronaldo leaves pitch in tears after receiving red card for grabbing opponent by the hair on Champions League debut for Juventus
Portuguese striker, Cristiano Ronaldo left the pitch in tears as he received a red card following an off-the-ball clash with an opponent during Juventus and Valencia clash on Wednesday night.
The 33-year-old flicked his boot at Jeison Murillo as they clashed together in the 29th minute and the defender fell to the floor. The Portugal forward then appeared to pull Murillo’s hair in an attempt to lift him off the ground and the Valencia players immediately protested to the fifth official behind the goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo leaves pitch in tears after receiving red card for grabbing opponent by the hair on Champions League debut for Juventus (Video)
After Referee Felix Brych consulted with his colleague, he gave Ronaldo a red card, leaving the footballer in tears as he made his way down the tunnel.
The red card was Ronaldo’s 11th red card of his career but first in the Champions League.
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