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Ronaldo could face a 12-match ban

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The Portuguese super star lost his temper as he pushed the referee after being given a red card in the El Clásico first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

The referee of the Barcelona – Real Madrid clash on Sunday, Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, was shoved by Ronaldo in the final minutes of the game right after the official showed the 32-year-old a second yellow and a consecutive red card.

Cristiano Ronaldo got his first yellow in the Spanish Super Cup after taking his shirt off following his goal for Los Blancos. Just two minutes after his goal, Ronaldo was given a second yellow for an alleged dive in the box, but it appeared as if the Portuguese simply lost his balance and fell on the ground. The decision of the referee prompted Cristiano to lose his cool and shove the official before he headed out of the pitch.

Such an act of grabbing, pushing or shaking in a slightly violent manner can see a player suspended from 4 to 12 games.

Ronaldo’s fate is now in the hands of the Spanish football federation committee, who have to decide the duration of Ronaldo’s punishment.