Cristiano Ronaldo faces sanction for goal celebration during La Liga clásico

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo could be sanctioned for his goal celebration during Sunday’s La Liga clásico, according to the president of Spain’s professional football league.

Ronaldo, not for the first time when he has scored at the Camp Nou, appeared to be urging the Barcelona fans to calm down when he struck to make it 1-1 in the 31st minute.

The Portugal captain has gained a reputation for winding up opposing fans and was widely criticised when he tore off his shirt to celebrate his successful penalty in last season’s Champions League final victory over Atlético Madrid.
“We have to be careful with provocative gestures by a player when he scores a goal or with any other provocation or conduct that could incite violence among spectators,” said the LFP president Javier Tebas. “It must be sanctioned, from a fine up to a suspension. We will look into it.”
After the death of a Deportivo La Coruña fan in fighting before a La Liga game in November, Spain’s authorities are seeking to crack down on any action by players or supporters that may be construed as provocative.

Credit: Guardian Sport