Cristiano Ronaldo’s armband has been sold at auction for a massive €64,000 ($75,000), at a charity auction, Serbian state TV reported on Friday.
The Portugal captain threw away his captain’s armband in frustration during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier clash against Serbia.
The blue armband with a white letter C was put up for a charity auction by a Serbian humanitarian group to raise money for medical treatment for a 6-month-old boy suffering from spinal muscular atrophy.
The auction took place for almost three days as some people stirred controversy after putting some fake bids with a humongous amount. Eventually, the armband was sold for €64,000 ($75,000) according to a Serbian State TV.
Cristiano Ronaldo's captain's armband from Portugal's draw with Serbia was sold at auction for €64,000 ($75,000) to raise money for charity 🙌 https://t.co/ZjjYDLqZPQ— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 2, 2021
Before last Saturday’s match with Serbia ended in a 2-2 draw, Ronaldo walked off the field after his injury-time goal was disallowed. The Portugal great kicked the ball over the Serbia goalkeeper and it looked as if it crossed the line before being cleared by Stefan Mitrovic.
After the match, Ronaldo posted an explosive message on Instagram and said the entire nation is being harmed.
“Being captain of the Portugal team is one of the greatest sources of pride and privileges of my life. I always give and will give everything for my country, that will never change.
“But there are difficult times to deal with, especially when we feel that an entire nation is being harmed. Lift your head and face the next challenge now!” Ronaldo wrote in Portuguese on his Instagram account.”