Ronaldo fined by UEFA for obscene gesture

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 12:56 hrs

Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros (USD 22,750) by UEFA for making a provocative gesture after Juventus beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel found the Juventus star guilty of improper conduct.

Ronaldo was fined the same sum imposed on Atletico coach Diego Simeone for the same gesture during the round of 16 first-leg game in Spain.

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win in the return leg in Turin to send Juventus to the quarterfinals and celebrated at the final whistle by mimicking Simeone's gesture.

In the quarter-final, Juventus will face Dutch side Ajax next month.