Now that his five game ban for pushing the referee following his red card against Barcelona has been confirmed , Cristiano Ronaldo launched into a spectacular social media rant.
Posting an image of the dismissal being dished out by Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the Supercopa de Espana first leg, the Real Madrid star unleashed a strong rebuttal against the Spanish FA.
“Impossible to be quiet in this situation, five games!!” he exclaimed on Instagram.
“It seems to me [that the ban is] exaggerated and ridiculous, this is called persecution!
“Thanks to my teammates and the fans for the support!!!”
Real had launched an appeal following the 3-1 win but found out on Wednesday that no compromise would be made for Ronaldo, who now sits out the second leg and Los Blancos’ opening four LaLiga fixtures.