Cristiano Ronaldo labels five-match La Liga ban as “incomprehensible”

Cristiano Ronaldo labels five-match La Liga ban as “incomprehensible”


Cristiano Ronaldo has used social media to label his five-game ban that was upheld by a Spanish court on Wednesday as “incomprehensible.”

The Portuguese superstar was dismissed for earning two yellow cards –  the second of which was for simulation – late in Real Madrid’s Supercopa win over Barcelona earlier in the month.

It was Ronaldo’s reaction to the sending off which landed him in so much trouble, however, as he pushed the referee before exiting the pitch. The moment of madness would see him earn another four games on the sidelines – adding to the regular one-match ban for a red card.

The 32-year-old did try to appeal the suspension in Spain’s administrative sports court, yet the punishment will stand – meaning he will be unable to return to La Liga action until the 20th of September.

In typical fashion, Ronaldo took to Instagram to criticise the decision.

“From injustice to injustice, they will never bring me down,” he wrote.

Real Madrid sit on top of the La Liga standings after a 3-0 win over Deportivo opened their domestic campaign and Zinedine Zidane’s side will host Valencia next on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo is still eligible to play in the Champions League while he serves his ban.