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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Castaway Armband To Be Auctioned To Help Suffering Baby

The livid Juventus star left the pitch earlier than the ultimate whistle after being denied a late winner throughout a World Cup qualifier when it appeared his shot had crossed the road.



The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo flung to the bottom in disgust after Portugal have been controversially denied a late winner on the weekend within the World Cup qualifier in opposition to Serbia was placed on public sale on Tuesday in a bid to assist a sick baby.

With the scores degree at 2-2 in Belgrade, Ronaldo thought he had scored the essential objective in stoppage time when the ball appeared to cross the goalline earlier than Stefan Mitrovic cleared.

But with out expertise in use, the objective was not awarded.

A fuming Ronaldo was booked for his protests and on the last whistle, as he stormed from the pitch, he threw his captain’s armband to the bottom.

One of the stewards on the stadium picked it up and instantly contacted a regional sports activities channel with the concept of auctioning it for charity.

The man, who requested anonymity, informed AFP he advised elevating funds required to deal with a six-month-old child, Gavrilo Djurdjevic, who’s affected by a uncommon illness.

“He (Ronaldo) threw the armband three metres away from me, and the idea immediately occured to me that this (sale) could be a good opportunity,” the person informed AFP by telephone.

“I realised we had some attention and could do something nice for Gavrilo”, he added.

After the sports activities channel Sportklub verified the merchandise’s authenticity by checking post-match pictures and movies, they teamed up with a charity organisation and put Ronaldo’s armband up for a bidding contest on auctioning web site

“I hope we will be able to reach Ronaldo himself… so we could help Gavrilo as much as we can,” Branislav Jocic, social media supervisor of Sportklub informed AFP.

The toddler is affected by spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which impacts about one in 10,000 births, and leads to demise or the necessity for everlasting air flow by the age of two in 90 p.c of instances.

His hope is pinned on a one-time gene remedy Zolgensma, also referred to as the “world’s most expensive drug”, which might price greater than two million euros ($2.35 million).

Fundraising campaigns to assist kids affected by SMA have not too long ago taken the poor Balkan nation by storm, elevating the required quantities for 5 infants final 12 months alone.

Only hours after being placed on public sale, early Tuesday afternoon, the armband had reached the worth of 360,000 dinars (round 3,000 euros) — donations will also be made direct to the charity.

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