An investigation has been opened into the reaction of Al-Nassr forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, to ‘Messi’ taunts, Goal reports.

Ronaldo was on the scoresheet as the Saudi Arabian side beat Al-Shabab 3-2 in a league game on Sunday.

After the game, a video which emerged on social media showed the Portugal captain gesturing towards some persons in the crowd after scoring a penalty.


With many young supporters in attendance, authorities in the Middle East have been urged to take action.

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Al-Nassr are keen to defend Ronaldo against any wrongdoing, but the Saudi Football Federation’s Disciplinary and Ethics Committee has opened a case and will study all of the evidence available before making a decision on what happens next.