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Why Diego Simeone wants Cristiano Ronaldo banned by UEFA

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo be given the same treatment he got from UEFA following his cojone gesture in the round 16 first leg match played at the Wanda Metropolitano two weeks ago.

The Argentine celebrated his side’s second goal in their 2-0 win against Juventus by clutching his crotch, leading to him being fined the sum of €20,000 for crotch-grabbing celebration but escaped Champions League touchline ban.

Diego Simeone has now called for Cristiano Ronaldo to be banned as he believed the Portuguese superstar who was seen celebrating the same way in Juventus 3-0 win at Allianz Stadium did cojone gesture with the same intention as his.

“I’m sure Cristiano made the gesture with the same intention I did, with his people,” Simeone told reporters.

Ronaldo took his Champions League tally to 124 goals following his treble at home to Atletico.

“Cristiano is one of the best in the world and it’s normal that he can appear as he appeared,” Simeone said.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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