The captain’s armband which Cristiano Ronaldo threw to the ground in disgust after Portugal’s World Cup qualifier against Serbia is being auctioned off to pay for a baby’s medical treatment.
Ronaldo ripped off the armband and slammed it into the turf after seeing his last-minute goal ruled out in Portugal’s 2-2 draw in Belgrade last week.
Now a charity, which is raising money for a six-month-old boy from Serbia with spinal muscular atrophy to undergo surgery, has managed to obtain the armband and is auctioning it off.
According to the Associated Press , the charity got the armband from a stadium worker who picked it up after Ronaldo threw it away and stormed off before the final whistle.
The group said the armband, which is blue with the capital letter C in white, will be put on an online auction for three days.
While Ronaldo’s petulant behaviour has been widely criticised , it looks as though his actions may have a positive result after all.