Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a severe sanction from world football governing body, FIFA after his reaction to his disallowed goal during Portugal’s clash against Serbia.
With both teams playing a 2-2 draw, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dying minute header which was ruled out. Replays show that the ball did cross the line, but the goal was wrongly ruled out.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was livid at the decision and was so upset, he screamed at the assistant before throwing his captain’s armband on the floor and storming off the field.
According to a report by The Sun UK, Ronaldo faces a FIFA penalty for his offensive display according to Article 11 of the body’s code of conduct.
“Offensive conduct or violation of the principles of fair play” before going into more detail about what that entails.
“Associations and clubs, as well as their players, officials or any other member or person performing a function on their behalf, must comply with the Laws of the Game, the FIFA Statutes and the regulations, directives, guidelines, circulars and the decisions of FIFA; likewise, they must comply with the principles of fair play, loyalty and integrity.”