After Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly made an offensive gesture during a recent match against Al Hilal, a Saudi lawyer has campaigned for his removal from the country.
This occurred on Tuesday in Riyadh as supporters taunted him by calling out Lionel Messi’s name, forcing him to act as though he was grasping his crotch.
If this behavior is shown to be unlawful, the former Real Madrid star may suffer severe consequences. Ronaldo was accused of “a crime of public indecency” by attorney Nouf bin Ahmed, who filed a complaint with the Saudi prosecutor’s office demanding his arrest and expulsion.
“It is considered a crime of public dishonour, and it is one of the crimes that entail arrest and deportation if committed by a foreigner,” said the lawyer specialising in International Law.
The incident has generated widespread coverage on Saudi Arabia’s most popular sports programme, “Action ya Dawri”.
According to Al Nassr sources, Mohamed al Anzi, an employee of the show, stated that the Portugal star made the gesture because he had been hit during the match.
However, other Saudi sports journalists were unimpressed and urged the Saudi Arabian Football Federation to cancel Ronaldo’s contract.