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Ronaldo’s armband being auctioned to pay for Serbian child’s treatment

Wed 31 March 2021 | 18:24

The Portugal captain's armband which Cristiano Ronaldo slammed to the ground after Portugal's World Cup qualifier against Serbia was put up for auction on Tuesday to pay for a baby's medical treatment.

Ronaldo

stormed off the pitch before the final whistle, throwing his captain’s armband on the floor after his injury-time winner was denied by the referee during

Portugal

’s 2-2 draw with

Serbia

.

Ronaldo was publicly criticized for the action, but there is a positive that has come out of Ronaldo throwing his captain’s armband down in anger.

A charity group that is trying to raise money for the surgery of a 6-month-old baby from Serbia with spinal muscular atrophy got the armband from a stadium worker who picked it up after the match, According to the 

Associated Press

.

The group are now selling the armband to the highest bidder over the next three days in an online auction to help reach that target.


source: SportMob