After Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to hold his genitalia as he left the field on Tuesday, a Saudi lawyer, Nouf bin Ahmed, pledged to complain against the athlete.
The incident took place following Tuesday night’s 2-0 loss to Odion Ighalo’s Al-Hilal by Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr.
After his team’s 2-0 victory, Ronaldo’s action was perceived as a rude gesture toward the fans.
According to the Daily Mail, a video shared on social media appeared to show the 38-year-old holding his crotch as he left the field in reaction to supporters screaming Lionel Messi’s name.
Ahmed responded by stating that Ronaldo should be made to pay for his “crime of public immorality.
If a foreigner commits the offense, she claims that they will be arrested and deported.
Ahmed declared on Twitter that her ‘act of public indecency’ will be reported to the Saudi Prosecutor’s Office and that it was a “crime of public dishonor” that might result in imprisonment and deportation if committed by a foreigner.
Ozman Abu Bakr suggested Al-Nassr should cancel Ronaldo’s £175 million-per-year contract after his “immoral and rude gesture against the audience,” the article said. Ronaldo has also been under fire from Saudi Arabian media.
Al-Nassr insiders, however, have justified Ronaldo by saying he made the gesture when he “got a blow during the match” to his genitalia, according to Marca.
The contentious event followed a humiliating loss for Dinko Jelicic’s team, which saw them give up more ground in the title race.
With one game remaining, Al-Nassr in second place is currently three points behind Al-Ittihad in the first place, while Al-Shabab in third place is three points behind them with one game remaining.
When he raced off the field in rage, Ronaldo was surely taunted by the crowd at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, who kept chanting, “Messi! Messi! Messi!” The video appears to show him holding his crotch.
The former Manchester United player looked to place his hand in his genital region and pull upwards as he made his way to the tunnel.
In the video, Ronaldo is seen making his way past the media area and trudging off the field before grabbing and waving his crotch.
He may be seen grinning at the chanting supporters at the end of the video when he looks up.
He can be seen performing the identical action shortly after crossing the touchline in a second social media video.
Ronaldo gained attention earlier in the match when he put an opponent in a chokehold to bring them to the ground.