Ronaldinho Suspended for Violent Conduct

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 10 (IANS): In-form Ronaldinho will miss Atletico Mineiro's clash with Internacional in Brazil's Serie A football championship Wednesday after receiving a one-match ban for violent conduct.

Brazil's Superior Sports Justice Tribunal (STJD) found Ronaldinho guilty on Tuesday of dangerously raising his foot in a tackle on Gremio's Kleber Sep 23, Xinhua reports.

The charge was laid by the league's video review panel and came despite the fact Ronaldinho was not even cautioned over the incident.

"There was no violent conduct whatsoever," Atletico Mineiro lawyer Joao Avelar said Tuesday night.

"Nobody from Gremio complained. The game continued as normal and there was no ill-feeling at all between the players. The referee didn't even issue a yellow card, let alone a red."

Ronaldinho, who has been in outstanding form since joining Atletico Mineiro from Brazilian top flight rivals Flamengo in May, will return for the club's home duel with Sport Sunday.


Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Ronaldinho Suspended for Violent Conduct

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.