Published: Fri, March 22, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Cristiano Ronaldo fined 20,000 euros by UEFA for obscene gesture

Cristiano Ronaldo fined 20,000 euros by UEFA for obscene gesture

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was fined 20,000 euros ($22,712) by UEFA for a gesture he made while celebrating in their Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid last week, European soccer's governing body said yesterday.

The Portugal global was guilty of "improper conduct, " the control, ethics and disciplinary body of the European football organisation ruled on Thursday.

The 34-year-old scored hat-trick to inspire his side to 3-0 win over the La Liga side earlier this month despite losing the reverse fixture 2-0 in February.

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Simeone was fined £17,000 for the act.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB), UEFA's disciplinary arm, made its decision known on the soccer body's website on Thursday afternoon, and it found the five-time Balloon d'Or victor guilty of breaking the law as stated in Art. 11 (2) (b) and 11 (2) (d) of the UEFA disciplinary regulations.

This decision to hand Ronaldo a fine rather than a one-match ban means he will be available for the first leg of Juve's quarterfinal clash away to Ajax on April 10.

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