Cristiano Ronaldo fumes at ‘incomprehensible’ upholding of five-match ban

first_imgReal Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that the decision by Spain’s administrative sports court to uphold his five-game ban for pushing a referee is “incomprehensible”.Ronaldo reacted angrily to being dismissed during the second half of a 3-1 first-leg Supercopa victory for Real against Barcelona last Monday.The 32-year-old, who came off the bench, scored the third goal of the visitors at Camp Nou but earned a second yellow card for going to ground in the penalty area two minutes later, having earlier been booked for taking his shirt off in celebration.Following which, he was handed a five-match ban, a decision that was upheld by Spain’s Administrative Court of Sport (TAS) on Tuesday.”One more incomprehensible decision. From injustice to injustice, they will never overthrow me,” quoted Ronaldo as saying on Instagram.”And as always I will come back stronger. Thank you to all who have supported me,” he added.last_img read more

Andy Murray pulls out of next month’s Marseille Open

first_imgAndy Murray has pulled out of next month’s Marseille Open as he “may have to undergo surgery again”, the tournament organisers said on Friday.Murray has struggled to regain form since undergoing hip surgery last January and was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday having said the tournament could be his last as a professional.”…due to ongoing pain in the hip, Andy Murray may have to undergo surgery again and therefore playing the upcoming tournaments including Marseille was no longer an option,” the organisers said in a statement.”It’s tough but I don’t have a choice, I was very keen on returning to Marseille where I won the tournament in 2008. This title, one of the first of my career, remains a great memory,” Murray added in the statement.Also Read | Andy Murray slams Britain Lawn Tennis Association for failing to build on his successAlso Read | Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob BryanAlso Read | Maybe I’ll see you again: Andy Murray tells Australian Open crowd after Round 1 exitlast_img read more