By Chineze Ogugua
Cristiano Ronaldo has lashed out at the Spain’s Administrative Court of Sport (TAS) over the decision to uphold his five-match ban for pushing a referee in Real Madrid’s Supercopa de Espana win against Barcelona.
Ronaldo was booked for removing his shirt in celebration after scoring the second goal and was then shown a second yellow card in the wake of being adjudged by referee Ricardo de Burgos to have dived in the penalty area.
Ronaldo then pushed the official in the back and was handed a five-match ban as a result but Ronaldo didn’t take it lightly as he hit out at the news via social media on instagram which was written in Portuguese.
“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.”
The 32-year old has already missed two matches (the Spanish Super Cup 2nd leg and the La Liga match against Deportivo La Coruna) and will miss Madrid’s upcoming La Liga matches against Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.
Ronaldo is in the running for the European Player of the Year award alongside rival Lionel Messi and Juventus keeper Gianluiggi Buffon set to be announced tomorrow, the 24th of August.