[SPORTS-NEWS]: RONALDO FINED 20,000 EUROS FOR MIMICKING SIMEONE CELEBRATION.

CRISTIANO RONALDO WAS FINED 20,000 EUROS ($22,738) BY UEFA ON THURSDAY FOR MIMICKING ATLETICO MADRID COACH DIEGO SIMEONE’S CROTCH-GRABBING CELEBRATION IN JUVENTUS’ CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LAST-16 WIN LAST WEEK.
THE 34-YEAR-OLD SCORED A SECOND-LEG HAT-TRICK AS THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONS OVERTURNED A 2-0 FIRST-LEG DEFICIT TO PROGRESS TO THE QUARTER-FINALS.

HE REPLICATED SIMEONE’S GESTURE AFTER THE FIRST GAME BY GRASPING HIS GENITALS AND THRUSTING OUT HIS GROIN FOLLOWING HIS TIE-WINNING PENALTY.

ARGENTINIAN SIMEONE WAS ALSO FINED 20,000 EUROS BY UEFA FOR HIS CELEBRATION, WITH EUROPEAN FOOTBALL’S GOVERNING BODY FOLLOWING SUIT IN RONALDO’S CASE.
“HE WILL HAVE SEEN HOW I DID IT AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANO AND, LIKE ME, WAS TRYING TO SHOW HIS CHARACTER,” SIMEONE SAID AFTER THE MATCH.

RONALDO, WHO RETURNS TO PORTUGAL INTERNATIONAL DUTY AFTER A NINE-MONTH ABSENCE LATER ON THURSDAY, HAS SCORED 24 GOALS FOR JUVENTUS SINCE SIGNING FROM REAL MADRID FOR 100 MILLION EUROS LAST YEAR.

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