Cristiano Ronaldo booked for tantrum at half time

Cristiano Ronaldo was cautioned after volleying the ball away in anger at a tantrum at the referee…for blowing the whistle for half-time.

The 38-year-old has hit the headlines in recent weeks for his petulant behaviour for Al-Nassr, with Ronaldo ripping off the captain’s armband and kicking a water bottle following the side’s defeat to Al-Ittihad last week.

Ronaldo scored eight times in four appearances last month but he came into Monday’s King Cup clash against Abha on a two-game goal drought.

His side were 2-0 up in the first half when Ronaldo thought he had a chance to end his wait for a goal as he broke away on a counter-attack on the brink of half-time.

But the referee, who had added two minutes on to the end of half-time, blew the whistle on 47:34 as he called an end to the first half.

The veteran was booked by the referee for his immature reaction and Ronaldo’s mood didn’t improve has his goal drought extended to three matches.

Ronaldo, of course, joined Al-Nassr after agreeing to terminate his contract with Manchester United in December.

Erik ten Hag wanted rid of the striker after his controversial interview with Piers Morgan, in which he said he had no respect for the Dutchman and accused the Glazer family of not caring about the club.

United haven’t missed Ronaldo, with the side winning the Carabao Cup in February and flying high in the Europa League and FA Cup.

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