Cristiano Ronaldo risks disqualification in Saudi after investigation into rude gesture to fans

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Cristiano Ronaldo risks disqualification in Saudi after investigation into rude gesture to fans

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The bad gesture made by CR7 towards Al-Shabab supporters.

Cristiano Ronaldo risks a ban in Saudi Arabia after the investigation for the rude gesture to Al-Shabab fans for chanting 'Messi, Messi' in the last match of the Saudi Pro League . The story went around the world and sparked quite a bit of controversy, so much so that the Disciplinary Commission of the Saudi championship is considering sanctioning him with a two-game ban.

The Portuguese champion expressed himself thus on the incident before the competent bodies and this is the version reported by the Saudi media Al-Riyadiya: “I respect all the clubs. That gesture after the shot expresses strength and victory, and it is not shameful. In We're used to it in Europe.”

The Saudi league's disciplinary and ethics committee is expected to issue a decision against Cristiano Ronaldo today after opening an official investigation into him. The gesture was considered “immoral” and if there are no last-minute changes CR7 should be disqualified for Al-Nassr's next two matches.

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As the regulation explains, the Disciplinary Commission of the Saudi League has the right to intervene in incidents similar to the case of Cristiano Ronaldo if the images are displayed on the official TV of the Saudi League, and in the event that a person or a team presents a supported complaint from evidence, such as video recordings, is considered 'admissible' pursuant to article 117 of the Disciplinary Code.

The two matches that Cristiano Ronaldo would miss would be against Al-Hazem and Al-Raed, both home matches. If this sanction is applied, the former Manchester United and Juventus player will be in action for the Asian Champions League against Al-Ain on Monday 4 March and would return to the league for the important duel with Al-Ahli on 15 March.

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