Captain of Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo's armband he threw away protesting a goal he scored that was disallowed has raised over N28 million.
Ronald's armband raises over N28 million
An armband thrown away in annoyance by Cristiano Ronaldo after his goal was disallowed has raised a staggering 64,000 euros (N28.6 million) at a charity auction.
The bid it was gathered was made by an anonymous bidder.
With seconds to go, Ronaldo thought he had netted the crucial winner at 2-2, when the ball appeared to cross the goalline before Stefan Mitrovic cleared.
But without VAR in use, the goal was not awarded.
A furious Ronaldo received a yellow card for his protests and at the final whistle, as he stormed from the pitch, he threw his captain’s armband to the ground.
Djordje Vukicevic, a local firemen who was deployed at the stadium, picked it up and immediately contacted a regional sports channel with the idea of auctioning it for charity.
The referee later apologised to Portugal for the mistake.