BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw to the ground throughout Portugal’s Community Cup qualifier in Belgrade a couple weeks ago is marketed to a unidentified prospective buyer for 64,000 euros ($75,000) in a charity public auction, Serbian condition TV noted on Friday.
A Serbian humanitarian group placed the light blue armband up for online putting in a bid to increase funds for treatment for a 6-calendar month-aged son struggling with spine muscle atrophy.
Three of the-working day auction didn’t successfully pass without the need of debate as some members attempted to interrupt the process by placing unrealistically massive amounts. The artificial bidding brought on open public outrage with respective authorities pledging to find and punish the contributors.
Moments before last Saturday’s match with Serbia ended in a 2-2 draw, Ronaldo walked off the field after his injury-time goal was disallowed. If it crossed the line before being cleared by a defender, the Portugal great dinked the ball over the Serbia goalkeeper and it looked as.
Ronaldo angrily threw down his armband near the touchline, while heading to the dressing room before the final whistle. After the go with, it was acquired by a firefighter on responsibility and given to the charity class.
Ronaldo was criticized for his steps plus some believe his angry show can lead to FIFA sanctions.