UEFA fines Ronaldo $22,000 for celebration gesture

UEFA fines Ronaldo $22,000 for celebration gesture

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 22 , 600 dollars by UEFA for appearing to make an obscene gesture while celebrating his side ’s Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid .

The Portugal international was guilty of “improper conduct ,’’ the control , ethics and disciplinary body of the European football organisation ruled on Thursday .

Ronaldo had gestured to his crotch following the final whistle after his hat – trick earned Juventus a 3 -0 win over Atletico on March 12 , which sent the Italians into the Champions League quarter- finals 3- 2 on aggregate.

The gesture appeared to be a response to Atletico Coach Diego Simeone , who had celebrated in similar fashion during his team ’s 2 – 0 win in the home leg .

Simeone was subsequently also fined 20 , 000 euros by UEFA .

( NAN )

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