He raised his finger rejecting the referee's decision... Ronaldo stuns the world by rejecting a penalty kick in the Al-Nasr match
In an unusual incident, sports circles and social networking sites were preoccupied with the reaction of Portuguese international player Cristiano Ronaldo, top scorer for Al-Nasr Saudi Club, to a “mistake” committed by the referee during the match that was in his favor.
A video clip has spread showing the most famous player rejecting the referee’s decision that gave him a penalty kick in the second minute of the match against his Iranian counterpart, Persepolis, at the “Awal Park” stadium, within the matches of the fifth round of the group stage in the AFC Champions League 2023-2024.
Ronaldo appeared explaining to the referee that his decision was incorrect, and that the penalty kick was not correct, as the ball was not a penalty kick to be canceled at the beginning of the match after the player raised his finger in disagreement with the referee.
However, this incident did not go unnoticed. Rather, Ronaldo's shot caused the astonishment of all media outlets around the world, as his pictures spread, along with praises for his ideal stance.