Despite being awarded a penalty, Ronaldo informed the referee that it was not a foul: VIDEO

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo once again proves why he is not just a football icon but also a symbol of sportsmanship and fair play. In a recent Asian Champions League group stage game between Al Nassr and Iran’s Persepolis, Ronaldo displayed a remarkable act of honesty that earned him praise from fans and experts alike.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

The incident occurred when Ronaldo fell in the penalty area and was awarded a penalty by the referee. However, instead of accepting the decision, Ronaldo immediately gestured to the referee, signaling that he wasn’t fouled. In a surprising turn of events, he walked up to the referee and personally expressed, “That’s not a penalty.” Consequently, the referee decided to cancel the penalty.

Watch video of the incident below:

This remarkable display of fair play by Ronaldo showcases not only his integrity but also his commitment to the principles of the game. The cancellation of the penalty after VAR review further emphasizes the importance of sportsmanship in football.

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In a post-match reflection, Ronaldo reiterated that there was no penalty, demonstrating humility and honesty even after the initial decision. Football enthusiasts worldwide applauded Ronaldo’s noble gesture, emphasizing his role as a true role model for all athletes.

The Portuguese star’s Fair Play act goes beyond his usual scoring prowess, highlighting his ethics and respect for the integrity of the sport. At 38 years old, Ronaldo continues to set an example not only with his on-field excellence but also with his exemplary behavior and leadership.

Despite the draw in the match, Al Nassr, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, secured their place in the Asian Champions League knockout stages.

Ronaldo’s influence on the team is evident in his outstanding performance in the Saudi Championship, where he has contributed 15 goals and 7 assists in just 13 matches, solidifying his position as the top scorer and creator for Al Nassr. His remarkable form has earned him recognition as the Best Player for both August and September.