Cristiano Ronaldo in fit of rage in Saudi Arabia - after elbowing opponent and threatening to PUNCH referee

Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr during the Saudi Super Cup Semi-Final match between Al Hilal and Al Nassr at Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on April 08, 2024. (Photo by Waleed Zein/Anadolu via Getty Images)
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Cristiano Ronaldo let his emotions get the better of him on Monday night during a cup game against Al-Hilal, with the Portuguese legend elbowing an opponent before threatening to throw a punch at the referee.

With Al-Nassr 2-0 down in the 86th minute of the Saudi Super Cup semi-final against Al-Hilal, Cristiano Ronaldo let his frustration get the better of him when he elbowed Ali Al Bulayhi twice in his chest. The Al-Hilal defender fell to the floor, with referee Mohammed Khaled Al-Hoaish subsequently brandishing a red card to the Portuguese forward.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.