Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged by UEFA for his conduct in his side’s 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Ronaldo who scored a hat-trick rushed to the stands after his 86th minute penalty to celebrate by pointing to his cojones.
The celebration by the Portuguese which many see as an imitation of how Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone celebrated when his side defeated Juventus in the first leg, is however charged by UEFA.
In an official statement, the governing body explained: “Following a disciplinary investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, in accordance with the Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atlético de Madrid, played on 12 March in Italy.
“Charges against Juventus Football Club: – Improper conduct of player Cristiano Ronaldo – Art. 11 (2) (b) and Art. 11 (2) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its next meeting on 21 March.”