The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo threw to the ground after the referee failed to validate a Portugal goal against Serbia in the qualifying game for the FIFA World Cup2022 is being auctioned off to help a sick child.
An official, who requested anonymity, grabbed the armband from the lawn of the Rajko Mitic stadium in Belgrade, and remembered to contact a sports channel to put it up for sale, in order to raise money to help Gavrilo Djurdjevic, a six-month-old baby. who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, whose treatments cost about two million euros.
“Ronaldo threw the armband three meters away from me and, when I saw that nobody was taking it, I had the idea to put it up for sale, as it could be a good idea to help the little one”, said the official, in statements to the news agency AFP.
After verifying the authenticity of the armband, the Sport Klub channel contacted the auction site Limundo.com, which put it up for auction.
“I hope we can reach Ronaldo himself (…) to help Gavrilo as much as possible,” added the official hopefully.
It is recalled that, on Saturday, already in the time of discounts and with the game tied for two balls, after Portugal having been winning by 2-0, Cristiano Ronaldo shot the ball into a deserted goal, after having won the bid by Serbian goalkeeper, who withdrew the ball apparently beyond the line, but the referee did not validate the goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo visibly outraged by the referee’s decision threw his captain’s armband to the ground in protest.