Cristiano Ronaldo fumes after Spanish court upholds his five-match ban

Angelica Greene
August 23, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has described the decision to uphold his five-match ban for pushing a referee in Real Madrid's Supercopa de Espana win against Barcelona as "incomprehensible".

The Spanish football federation (RFEF) had already rejected an appeal from Los Blancos, who then turned to the Tribunal Administrativo del Deporte but this did not find any success.

The Portuguese forward shoved official Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after being sent off during Real's 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on August 13. The moment of madness would see him earn another four games on the sidelines - adding to the regular one-match ban for a red card.

Ronaldo took to Twitter to express his dismay against the Spanish administrative sports court's ruling.

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He posted the photo of himself pointing downwards along with the message: 'One more incomprehensible decision. "From injustice to injustice, they will never overthrow me", Ronaldo said on Instagram.

The Portuguese forward will now miss this weekend's match at home to Valenica, as well as games against Levante and Real Sociedad. And like always I will return even stronger. "Thank you to those who have supported me".

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has also criticized the extended ban of his best player.

Ronaldo scored 25 league goals in 29 appearances for Real last season.

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