Cristiano Ronaldo’s fury at upheld ban: This is called persecution!

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.

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