Until the final decision is taken, Real Madridâ€™s Cristiano Ronaldo will be facing a two-match ban after breaking the nose of Malaga defender Mtiliga.
The majority of footballâ€™s public have criticized Ronaldo for violent conduct but some also have a different judgment as they believe that there was no intent from the player when he elbowed his opponent.
Now, as Real Madrid are pursuing their appeal, Real Madridâ€™s Sergio Ramos has come in defense of Los Blancos’ star player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Cristiano had no intention of hurting the player. We [Real Madrid] believe that the punishment is unjust.
Ramos then underlined the effect that Ronaldoâ€™s absence could have on the squad:
â€œThere are two matches that he would have to seat out. He will be a big loss for Real Madrid. Cristiano has got the support of the entire squad and everyone thinks the same thing: he was just trying to get past the player.”
When asked to compare Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s elbow incident with Lionel Messiâ€™s gesture in Barcelonaâ€™s 4-0 victory against Sevilla two weeks ago, Sergio Ramos said:
â€œMessi was lucky not to hit the defender [Valiente] in the face but Cristiano had the bad luck of breaking the nose of the defender [Mtiliga].â€
Real Madrid will have to wait a bit more time before knowing whether they have won the case which they filed to the Appeals Committee.
According to Cristiano Ronaldo himself, the next story could be positive.
â€œIâ€™m confident in the case that the club will present on my behalf and that the Committee will reduce the punishment.”
Angela Asante, Cristiano Ronaldo Fan Editor