Madrid loses appeal bid for Cristiano Ronaldo five match ban

Spanish giant Real Madrid bid to appeal the 5 match ban of their star attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has been rejected by Spain’s Administrative Court of Sport.

The current world player of the year will have to serve his 5 match ban.

Ronaldo was banned for shoving referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after receiving two yellow cards in the first leg 3-1 win over Barcelona. He is eligible to return Week 5 of La Liga against Real Betis.

Madrid went on to win the tie 5-1 on aggregate to take the Supercopa. The Spain Football Federation handed down the ban to the superstar only to have it appealed by the La Liga champions.

That appeal was rejected by the federation, which prompted the attempt to have the Administrative Court of Sport overturn the ban.

Reacting to the decision, Ronaldo posted on Instagram condemning the judgement while thanking the fans that has supported him,

He posted: “Mais uma decisão incompreensível. De injustiça em injustiça, nunca me derrubarão. E como sempre voltarei mais forte. Obrigado a todos os que me têm apoiado.”

English translation: “ One more incomprehensible decision. From injustice to injustice, they will never overthrow me. And as always I will come back stronger. Thank you to all who have supported me”.

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