Cristiano Ronaldo could face a two-year ban for storming out of the stadium in Juventus’ Serie A clash with AC Milan.
The Portuguese superstar reportedly left the stadium in the 87th minute, a move that could lan him a hefty penalty.
Last week, Ronaldo was substituted during Juventus Champions League encounter against Lokomotiv Moscow when matters were levelled at 1-1. One of the subs in Douglas Costa later went on to score the winning goal.
The Portugal International was visibly angry but his manager, Maurizio Sarri chose to stand by his decision.
Once again, Ronaldo was substituted with scores at 0-0 when his side locked horns with AC Milan. He was removed for Paulo Dybala who eventually scored the only goal of the encounter following an exciting solo run.
The five-time Balon D’Or winner seemed pissed with Sarri’s decision and stormed down the tunnel as soon as the substitution was made.
The UCL specialist didn’t look too interested in knowing whether his side will eventually win the game as a report by Sky Italia suggested that Ronaldo left the Allianz stadium before full-time.
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According to former Italian player, Antonio Cassano, Ronaldo could be staring at a two-year ban, a ban he was close to serving during his playing days.
“Did he leave before the end of the game?” the former AC Milan star asked on the Italian television show Tiki-Taka, per AS. “You can’t do that because there is an anti-doping control.
He said in his time he had to return to the stadium to avoid a two-year ban.
It is unclear whether Cassano’s ban anecdotes are true but they look rather legitimate since missing an anti-doping control would come with the same ban as missing a drugs test.
Ronaldo could be free if he had checked with the authorities and confirmed he wasn’t the player to be randomly selected for anti-doping control at full-time.
Otherwise, he could be hit with a two-year ban.