From child assault suspension to heavy rain… Ronaldo postpones Al Nasr debut
Cristiano Ronaldo’s (pictured) debut match with Al Nasr (Saudi Arabia) has been postponed. It turned out that Al-Nasr’s home game was postponed due to heavy rain, and he had to deal with suspension from Manchester United (England).
According to ESPN, a sports media outlet, on the night of the 5th (Korean time), Al-Nasr announced that the home game against Altai, which was scheduled to be held at Mrsul Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 6th, was postponed.
Al-Nasr said, “We were notified that the Altai match had to be postponed for 24 hours due to weather conditions affecting the stadium’s electrical facilities, such as heavy rain.” Riyadh, where Al Nasr’s home stadium Mrsul Park is located, has only 17 to 18 rainy days a year on average. January has the most rainy days with an average of 3 days, but it is very rare for heavy rain to affect the game.
However, Ronaldo’s Al Nasr debut was to be postponed, if not because of heavy rain. Ronaldo hit the hand of an autistic child and damaged his cell phone in a match against Everton in April last year while he was a member of Manchester United.
메이저놀이터 The England Football Association confirmed the disciplinary action related to this in November last year, suspended two games and fined 50,000 pounds (about 76 million won). However, since Ronaldo had already terminated his contract with Manchester United, there was controversy over the effectiveness of the disciplinary action.
However, according to the rules of the International Football Federation (FIFA), the national association’s suspension of participation must be fulfilled even if it transfers to another national league. Therefore, Ronaldo cannot make his Al-Nasr debut in the home game against Altai, and can play from the match against Al-Tipark on the 23rd. However, if the home game against Altai does not open 24 hours later as scheduled and the schedule is rescheduled, Ronaldo will not be able to play until the semifinals of the Saudi Arabian Super Cup with Al Ittihad, which will be held on the 27th.
Meanwhile, human rights group Amnesty International insisted that Ronaldo speak about human rights in Saudi Arabia while playing for Al Nasr. Amnesty International emphasized that Al-Nasr’s signing of Ronaldo was part of “sportswashing”. According to CNN, Ronaldo’s side, as well as the Saudi Arabian government, the football association and professional leagues did not respond.메이저놀이터