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Former Referee's Reason For Why Cristiano Ronaldo Received A Red Card

Former Referee's Reason For Why Cristiano Ronaldo Received A Red Card

Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off for the first time in his Champions League career. During Juventus' opening match against Valencia, the Portuguese forward was shown a straight red and broke down in tears.

Pundits, social media users and almost anyone who was watching the match has been trying to figure out the referee's main decision for sending off the five-time Ballon d'Or winner back down the tunnel.

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Credit: Press Association
Credit: Press Association

However, a former Spanish referee has suggested there was one reason why the Juventus forward was shown a red card.

Eduardo Iturralde González has said that it was Ronaldo's kick and not the hair pulling that resulted in his dismissal.

According to the 51-year-old, the official ruling is that a red is shown for a kick.

So that's that, apparently.

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Topics: Football, Football News, Cristiano Ronaldo

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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