Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo made a tearful departure from Juventus’ game against Valencia on Wednesday after he received his first red card in 154 games of Champions League play.
Ronaldo was making his Champions League debut with Juventus when he was called after putting his hand on the top of the head of fallen Valencia defender Jeison Murillo. The question was whether he pulled Murillo’s hair.
Cristiano Ronaldo got a red card for this… One of the worst decisions in UCL history pic.twitter.com/449Yhp2b8B
— 7 (@dr7n_) September 19, 2018
Referee Felix Brych showed the red card after discussing the play with his assistant, and the Portuguese star couldn’t believe it, arguing the call, gesturing with his hands and shaking his head as he left the game in tears.
Ronaldo, 33, had joined the Italian club this year after leading Real Madrid to the last three Champions League titles.
Juventus won 2-0.