Cristiano Ronaldo will miss tonight’s second leg Spanish Super Cup match against Barcelona after he was hit with a five-game ban on Sunday night for pushing the referee out of frustration after receiving the second yellow card of the match.
So, he will miss the tonight’s match and four opening games of La Liga. Ronaldo will be unavailable to play against Deportivo La Coruna, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.
Los Blancos appealed Ronaldo’s ban at the Spanish Football Federation, but was rejected by Spain football authorities.
He now has reacted on Instagram and what he had to say may also put him in deeper trouble.
He wrote: “Impossible to stay immune in this situation, 5 games! It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous, this is persecution! Thanks to my colleagues for the support and the fans!!!”
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane also expressed his frustration about the situation.
“I am annoyed. We are all annoyed and upset,” the French coach told reporters, per Sky Sports. “I’m not going to get involved with the referees but, after what happened, to think that he’ll not play for five games, makes you think that something isn’t right. It’s too long for him.
“I hope that when the (committee) meet, they look at it thoroughly.
“Everyone can have their opinion but Cristiano Ronaldo is upset because he wants to play and when he doesn’t play he’s not happy.
“I hope they’ve not got something against Cristiano Ronaldo and people do their job with integrity. We’re upset that we are not going to have him with us for a long time. We’ll wait to see what happens.” //Actuantes//