Ronaldo swears to ‘fight’ after ‘having enough’ of referees

FOOTBALL Ronaldo swears to ‘fight’ after ‘having enough’ of referees

Mark Kinyanjui 10:53 - 17.05.2023

Ronaldo went ballistic at a referee who refused to let a goal stand after blowing the whistle when it was goal bound.

Brazilian legendary striker Ronaldo Nazario has voiced his anger after Real Valladolid had a goal controversially disallowed on Sunday.

The relegation-threatened club thought they had taken the lead against Europa League semi-finalists Sevilla just before halftime after Sergio Escudero had fired a shot into the bottom-right corner from 30 yards out.

However, referee Miguel Angel Ortiz Arias refused to let the goal stand - despite the fact that he blew the half-time whistle while the ball was hitting the back of the net.

Valladolid players and staff were left furious as a result and demanded answers from the officials.

Sevilla went on to win the game 3-0, leaving Valladolid just one point above the LaLiga relegation zone.

The three-time World Player of the Year, who became majority owner of the club in 2018, took to Twitter to express his frustration after the game.

"INADMISSIBLE what happened today in Zorrilla,” he said, “ Until now we had been silent trying to vindicate our dissatisfaction through official means, meetings and petitions, avoiding making a public exposure. But enough already,” he added.

"This is professional football and we demand explanations. Mistakes of these dimensions can change an entire season.

"But let one thing be clear: we will fight EVERYTHING and EVERYONE because we are Real Valladolid. Our team, our fans and our city have given everything and no one is going to take it from us."