Captain’s armband thrown away by Cristiano Ronaldo fetches €64,000 at charity public sale

Captain’s armband thrown away by Cristiano Ronaldo fetches €64,000 at charity public sale

A fuming Ronaldo acquired a yellow card for his protests and on the ultimate whistle, as he stormed from the pitch, he threw his captain’s armband to the bottom.

Captain’s armband thrown away by Cristiano Ronaldo fetches €64,000 at charity auction

Cristiano Ronaldo threw the captain’s armband away in disgust after being denied a late winner in Portugal’s World Cup qualifier towards Serbia in Belgrade on 28 March. AP

Belgrade: The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo flung to the bottom in disgust after Portugal have been denied an injury-time winner towards Serbia was bought at a charity public sale for €64,000 euros ($75,000) to an nameless bidder.

With seconds to go whereas the rating within the 2022 World Cup qualifier was 2-2 in Belgrade, Ronaldo thought he had netted the essential objective, when the ball appeared to cross the goalline earlier than Stefan Mitrovic cleared.

However with out video expertise in use, the objective was not awarded.

A fuming Ronaldo acquired a yellow card for his protests and on the ultimate whistle, as he stormed from the pitch, he threw his captain’s armband to the bottom.

Djordje Vukicevic, an area firemen who was deployed on the stadium, picked it up and instantly contacted a regional sports activities channel with the concept of auctioning it for charity.

Vukicevic informed AFP on Tuesday that he instructed elevating funds required to deal with a six-month-old child, Gavrilo Djurdjevic, who suffers from a uncommon illness.

The toddler is battling spinal muscular atrophy, a illness which impacts about one in 10,000 births, and ends in loss of life or the necessity for everlasting air flow by the age of two in 90 % of circumstances.

After the sports activities channel Sportklub verified the merchandise’s authenticity by checking post-match images and movies, they teamed up with a charity organisation and put Ronaldo’s armband up for a bidding contest on auctioning web site Limundo.com.

The €64,000 gathered on the public sale represents solely a fraction of the quantity wanted for the child’s remedy, as his hopes are pinned on the “world’s most costly drug”, the remedy that prices round €2 million ($2.36 million).

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