World reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo’s UCL sending off against Valencia

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Cristiano Ronaldo has a long and proud history in the Champions League having been the only player to have won the tournament five times during his career, although the Portuguese international sending off against Valencia on Wednesday night – first in his career at the tournament – caused a certain amount of controversy between fans and non-fans of Ronaldo on Twitter.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was controversially sent off after just 30 minutes of his Champions League debut for Juve as he got into a bit of a tangle with Valencia player Jeison Murillo. The two clashed in the Valencia penalty box and the latter went down very easily. However, Ronaldo reacted and implored with the defender to get up before video replays appeared to show him pulling the Colombian’s hair.

The referree’s decision was a contentious one and caused uproar as former players, pundits and fans reacted to the 11th red card in the player’s career.

Ronaldo’s sending off could mean that the forward will be suspended for at least two Champions League games, including a potential return to Old Trafford when Juventus take on Manchester United on 23rd October.

While there some Twitter who were adamant that Cristiano Ronaldo’s actions with Jeison Murrilo didn’t warrant sending off, there are some others who believed his sending off was really worth it as no player should be above the law.

We’ve highlighted some of the best Tweets below:

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