Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool with the referee during Tuesday’s King Cup match between Al Nassr and Ettifaq.
Ronaldo was observed making a gesture to replace the referee just before halftime.
This occurred shortly after Talisca, an Al Nassr forward, had a goal disallowed.
Four minutes into the first half’s extra time, the Brazilian Talisca believed he had scored the game’s first goal.
Referee Piero Maza made the first call on the goal.
Ronaldo did not touch the ball, but the 38-year-old was finally deemed offside when the VAR requested Maza to check the incident on the pitch-side screen.
At this time, Ronaldo, who had just received a yellow card for disputing a call with the referee, pointed at Maza and then made a clear signal with his hands.
Naturally, the referee was not changed, and he still had a crucial decision to make before the first half ended.
After Talisca caught an Ettifaq player with his left arm close to the halfway line, Maza gave him a yellow card.
After being judged guilty of violent behavior, Talisca’s yellow score was increased to red in a subsequent VAR review.