Cristiano Ronaldo’s angrily-discarded captain’s armband is up for auction to raise money for a sick child in Serbia.
The Juventus star threw his captain’s armband to the ground in disgust at the failure to award a goal for his shot that had clearly crossed the line against Serbia, leaving Portugal with a point instead of all three.
However, the Portuguese superstar’s moment of outrage could end up being a life saver, given that the armband was recollected and is now being used to raise money for a sick child in Serbia.
Little Gavril Djurdjevic, who is just six months old and from the city of Kragujevac, suffers from spinal muscular atrophy.
According to the Associated Press , the charity got the armband from a stadium worker who picked it up after Ronaldo threw it away and stormed off before the final whistle.
The group said the armband, which is blue with the capital letter C in white, will be put on an online auction for three days.
While Ronaldo’s petulant behaviour has been widely criticised , it looks as though his actions may have a positive result after all.