BELGRADE.- The Portuguese captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo slammed to the ground after a goal was disallowed that would have meant victory in the match against Serbia for the World Cup qualifying rounds, was sold this Friday for 64,000 euros at a humanitarian auction.
The money will be used for the medical treatment of a six-month-old Serbian boy suffering from spinal muscular atrophy and in need of medical assistance abroad.
“The humanitarian auction for Cristiano Ronaldo’s captain’s armband has just ended with the brilliant figure of 7.5 million dinars (…)”, announced on Twitter Jovan Simic, founder of the organization Together for Life, which helps children with serious illnesses.
Simic especially thanked firefighter Djordje Vukicevic for collecting the captain’s armband at the stadium after the match and offering it to the humanitarian organization to obtain money for the minor’s operation.
The Serbia-Portugal, qualifying for Qatar 2022, ended in a draw (2-2) and a huge controversy after the referee annulled in added time an apparently legal goal by Ronaldo.
#Video THE BRONCA OF CRISTIANO RONALDO! After the agonizing goal that was not charged, the Portuguese withdrew making very angry gestures and even threw the captain’s tape to the ground. https://t.co/zl15encwMx
– SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) March 28, 2021
The ball seems to cross the goal line and the goal would have given the Portuguese victory.
The outrage shown by the captain of the Portuguese team, who received a yellow for protesting, led him to throw his team’s bracelet to the ground.