The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw to the bottom throughout Portugal’s World Cup qualifier in Belgrade final week has been offered to an unidentified bidder for 64,000 euros ($75,000) at a charity public sale, Serbian state TV reported on Friday.
A Serbian humanitarian group put the blue armband up for on-line bidding to boost cash for medical therapy for a 6-month-old boy struggling with spinal muscular atrophy.
The three-day public sale didn’t move with out controversy as some members tried to disrupt the method by placing up unrealistically enormous sums. The pretend bidding triggered public outrage with authorities pledging to search out and punish the culprits.
Moments earlier than final Saturday’s match with Serbia led to a 2-2 draw, Ronaldo walked off the sphere after his injury-time purpose was disallowed. The Portugal nice dinked the ball over the Serbia goalkeeper and it regarded as if it crossed the road earlier than being cleared by a defender.
Whereas heading to the dressing room earlier than the ultimate whistle, Ronaldo angrily threw down his armband close to the touchline. After the match, it was picked up by a firefighter on responsibility and given to the charity group.
Ronaldo was criticized for his actions and a few consider his indignant show may result in FIFA sanctions