Cristiano Ronaldo's armband is soon to be auctioned by a charity.
Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo was headlines of controversial news in the media just a few days ago. In the world cup qualifiers match against Serbia last Saturday, he put the ball past the keeper in the stoppage-time, which looked to have crossed the line before the opposition team's defender cleared off the line.
The skipper insisted that the ball crossed the line and tried to convince the referee for the goal. However, due to the unavailability of neither a goal-line technology nor a VAR (Video Assistant Referee), the goal was not given.
It was a bad night for Cristiano, who was not awarded the potentially match-winning goal. What's more? He received a booking for his conduct. After that, he could not control his frustrations and took off his captain's armband and went off the pitch before the referee blew the final whistle.
Cristiano Ronaldo protesting with the official for not giving the goal. Photo Source: The Sun
Now the same armband which the 36-year-old veteran threw on the ground was picked up by a stadium worker. The worker gave it to a charity that is now putting it for an auction.
The money raised from it will go to a six-month-old Serbian infant Gavril Durdevic's surgery who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic nerve cell disorder. According to reports, the charity will put the Juventus forward's armband for auction online for three days.
The fund raised from Cristiano Ronaldo's armband will be donated to six-month-old Gavirl Durdevic's surgery. Photo Source: Asharq AL-awsat
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was criticized by many for his action and may receive FIFA punishment if found guilty from the governing body's code of conduct.
Despite all the discussion going on his action, it turns out the end result is going for a good cause!