Cristiano Ronaldo’s armband, which was left on the ground following on from his outburst that saw his winning goal disallowed in a World Cup qualifier against Serbia, was put up for auction on Tuesday.
A stadium worker obtained the armband after the 2-2 draw and gave it to a charity group who are looking for donations to help aid surgery on a 6-month-old Serbian boy with spinal muscular atrophy.
The charity group confirmed that the armband will be held in an online auction for three days.
It appeared that Ronaldo’s chip over the Serbia goalkeeper saw the ball cross the line before it was cleared by an opposing defender deep into injury-time. The Juventus talisman stormed off the field, straight down the tunnel before the final whistle, throwing the armband by the touchline.
FIFA is yet to comment on the matter as to whether Ronaldo will receive sanctions which depends on whether the governing body see his reaction as offensive or violent.
Source: Associated Press