The World Player of the Year nominee was seen catching the hair of his Valencia opponent Jeison Murrillo. Many fans believed Ronaldo's contact with Murrillo should've deserved a yellow card, as the worst case scenario. Ronaldo was shocked to get a straight red card, and the incident was the biggest talking point among South African Champions League followers this week.
Here's how the fans reacted when watching the replay on SuperSport's Twitter account the day after the match.
Despite playing with 10 men, Juventus still managed to win the match 2-0, thanks to two penalties by Miralem Pjanic. Though, if Ronaldo was on the pitch, he would've taken those penalties.
He deserve the red you can not touch someone's head like that it's better to pull him holding the hand— Dee (@CMarazanye) September 19, 2018
Deal with this guy accordingly.— Tebogo August (@Tbg_August) September 19, 2018
Don't include Messi, Messi is not involved in giving Ronaldo a red card
"He goes down REALLY softly"........ of which he did. Let's be honest. pic.twitter.com/Mf6d993kqC— Msizi-James (@Czohmfeka) September 19, 2018
Actually he deserves a 5games ban pic.twitter.com/u8DkGOFClC— Zee x Rakeiti (@x_rakeiti) September 19, 2018
So u want me to say "5 match ban"I only write to pass the message not English PhD,English is just like any language to me pic.twitter.com/5akQJ0kel8— Zee x Rakeiti (@x_rakeiti) September 19, 2018
Mxm as if English is gonna buy you bread..um Sotho I still speak broken Zulu,Tswana,Tsonga,Xhosa, if you were bragging abt Money I'd understand pic.twitter.com/zeRNnoXbYr— Zee x Rakeiti (@x_rakeiti) September 19, 2018
How on earth was this a straight red?— Ogbeni Fletcher (@Opefletcher) September 19, 2018
Why did he pull his ear to get up... Fear God na... If na u nko— Stevekay (@stevekaylanre) September 19, 2018
But it wasn't a tap on the head. It looked as if he pulled the guy and he stood up to protest. He is Cristiano and certain things are expected of world best.— Lady of Substance(@whurmie) September 19, 2018
And this was just a mere yellow card pic.twitter.com/fBaiYl1iPB— Omogolo (@OmogoloMolaodi) September 19, 2018