The captain's armband of the National Team that Cristiano Ronaldo threw on the pitch at the end of the game against Serbia (2-2) was bought this Friday, for 64,000 euros, in an auction held to help a sick child.
“The auction, with a humanitarian character, of Cristiano Ronaldo’s captain’s armband has just ended, with the remarkable figure of 7.5 million dinars [perto de 64.000 euros]”, informed the promoter of the initiative, Jovan Simic, on the social network Twitter.
Simic especially thanked firefighter Djordje Vukicevic, who collected the armband launched by the Portuguese striker and handed it over for auction, in order to raise money to help a six-month-old baby who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy and needs treatments at a cost of two million euros.
On Saturday, with the game tied 2-2 (after Portugal winning 2-0), Cristiano Ronaldo shot and the Serbian Mitrovic withdrew the ball, apparently, after having completely crossed the goal line, but the goal was not validated.
Following the move, Cristiano Ronaldo protested, was cautioned with a yellow card and shot with the captain’s armband onto the pitch at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade at the end of the qualifying game for the ‘2022 World Cup.
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