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Cristiano Ronaldo forced to delay his Al-Nassr debut as a result of Manchester United’s punishment

His debut for the Saudi Arabian club has been postponed.

Cristiano Ronaldo was introduced by his new club Al-Nassr on Tuesday after joining the Saudi Arabian team on a free transfer. His debut for the Saudi Arabian club was scheduled to take place on Thursday, but it has been postponed. 

Ronaldo has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year contract, and when wages and commercial revenue are added together, it is estimated that he will make £175 million per season. Al-Nassr will be eager to put the player, who calls himself “unique,” on the field after bringing him to the team.

Al-next Nassr’s game is against Al T’aee on Thursday, and in anticipation of Ronaldo making his Pro League debut, the club was able to sell all 28,000 seats for the match. However, something has gone wrong that has complicated the club’s big plan. Read More: Robert Lewandowski faces a three-game suspension for Barcelona after an unsuccessful appeal

Why was Cristiano Ronaldo banished from Manchester United?

After Manchester United vs. Everton, Ronaldo was caught on camera hitting a child’s hand, which in turn broke his phone. After the police and FA launched an investigation, the Portuguese forward was given a £50,000 fine and a two-game suspension in November of last year.

Ronaldo was found guilty of “a deliberate and forceful slap down” that was deemed “a petulant act” by the Independent FA panel, which was presided over by Christopher Quinlan KC.

But the main reason was after the interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo naturally left Manchester United before having to serve the suspension, but it appears he won’t be able to get out of the suspension part of the punishment even by switching to a different league. Read More: Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to a two-year contract with Al-Nassr

What did FIFA and FA regulations say?

The FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players are to blame for this, specifically Article 12.1. This is what it says: “Any disciplinary sanction of up to four matches or up to three months that has been imposed on a player by the former association but not yet (entirely) served by the time of the transfer shall be enforced by the new association at which the player has been registered in order for the sanction to be served at the domestic level.”

The FA stated when imposing Ronaldo’s suspension: “We note the Player has participated in a recently published interview in which he has criticised MUFC. We know not what effect that may nor will have on his future with that club nor whether it will take disciplinary action in respect thereof. The suspension we have imposed must have an effect.

“In other words, it applies to MUFC’s first team competitive matches for which he is eligible for selection. Should he leave MUFC before it completes two first-team competitive matches the balance of the suspension will apply to any new club he should join.”

Following tomorrow, a derby match against Al-Shabab will mark Al Nassr’s return to action on Saturday, January 14, which will possibly be the much-awaited debut game for Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Niladri Biswas
Niladri Biswashttp://thesportslite.com
Niladri is a football enthusiast and die-hard fan of Liverpool FC. He is currently living his passion through writing about his favorite sport at The Sportslite. He sees himself as a renowned football journalist in the future.

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