Criticism and demands have been leveled at the departure of Saudi Al-Nasr team star Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo after he sent a “shameful” signal to Al-Hilal fans after the end of the Riyadh derby.
And legitimate Ayman Al-Rifai has revealed the punishment that could be inflicted on the Portuguese star for the unsportsmanlike behavior he took while leaving the King Fahd International Stadium.
Al-Hilal were defeated by Al-Nasr with two free goals in the match, which took place between them on Tuesday in the 25th round of the Roshen Professional League competition.
A video clip was circulated of Ronaldo sending an “outward movement” to Al Hilal fans who cheered “Messi… Messi” in the stands in an attempt to provoke his anger after the match as he left the King. Fahd International. He caused a wave of anger, and they demanded that the Saudi club punish the player.
Al-Rifai said on his Twitter account: “Such cases, if found guilty, fall under the jurisdiction of the Saudi Arabian Football Association Disciplinary and Ethics Committee in accordance with the provisions of article (48), since they took place within the framework of sports competitions. approved by the Federation and inside the stadium.”
Such cases, if proven guilty, fall under the jurisdiction of the Saudi Arabian Football Association’s Committee of Discipline and Ethics in accordance with the provisions of Article (48), since they took place within the framework of sports competitions approved by the Federation and in the stadium, and are not included in the competence of the prosecutor’s office. https://t.co/kYjrUC9Fj6pic.twitter.com/NJf3xLO7lT
— Ayman Al-Rifai (@DrAymanAlrefaie) April 19, 2023
Al-Rifai published a list of punishments from the Saudi Football Association, which states: “In the event that any player behaves indecently or uses aggressive or offensive words or signs towards an opponent or any other person other than match officials, he is disqualified for two matches and fined 20,000 rials.
A large section of Saudi football fans condemned Ronaldo’s behavior after the Al-Hilal match, calling on the Discipline and Ethics Committee to impose a punishment on the Portuguese star similar to that of former Jeddah Union Guinean player Hassan Keith, who acted similarly to what he did ” Don” in the 2007-2008 season, during the match between Al-Amid and Al-Shabab.
Following this incident, Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, at the time General President of the Youth Authority and President of the Saudi Arabian Football Association, decided to approve the recommendations of the Saudi Arabian Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee and Professional Committee, which included the annulment of the Guinean player’s contract with club “Al-Ittihad” and a ban on Saudi clubs.