RFEF investigate Cristiano Ronaldo ‘chicken shit’ comment to El Clásico referee
The Competition Committee of the RFEF are understood to be studying video evidence of angry comments made by Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, towards the referee during El Clásico.
Cristiano Ronaldo clearly wasn’t the happiest of men, as Real Madrid slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Barcelona in El Clásico on Saturday, at the Camp Nou.
Just to make matters worse for him though, the Portuguese star could now be in hot water with the Competition Committee of the RFEF, the section of the Spanish Football Association responsible for referees and discipline.
Cristiano was captured complaining about referee Undiano Mallenco not awarding what the Real Madrid player believed, should have been a clear penalty for his team.
Videos later captured the player angrily directing abuse towards the match official, shouting “it was a penalty” after a play where he believed he’d been fouled inside the area by Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano, then calling Undiano Mallenco a “cagón” (chicken shit) whilst pointing towards the penalty area.
As yet, the RFEF have only confirmed that they are investigating and taking the matter seriously, but no indication of any possible punishment has been indicated. There are previous examples of action being taken by the RFEF when studying video evidence of incidents after games. Should they act, Cristiano Ronaldo could face a match suspension of anywhere between one and three matches, whilst also receiving a fine.
Whilst the following video shows the player mouthing the word “cagón”, it does somewhat exaggerate things by repeatedly looping Cristiano Ronaldo uttering the word.