Cristiano Ronaldo

On Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s football regulatory body suspended Cristiano Ronaldo for one game due to a gesture he made on the pitch last weekend, which was deemed as a “provocation.”

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation said the Al-Nassr captain and former Sporting Lisbon star was also fined a total of 30,000 riyals ($8,000) for the move, which broke rules against provoking the public during a match.

The decision cannot be appealed.

Video emerged after his side’s 3-2 win against Al-Shabab showing Ronaldo making a repeated thrusting gesture towards his groin in response to crowds taunting him by chanting the name of his longtime rival, Lionel Messi.

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