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    Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring 3-0 during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match Juventus vs Atletico Madrid on March 12, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin.

    Ronaldo Charged for Crotch-Grabbing While Celebrating Win Over Atletico Madrid

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    UEFA has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo’s case will be dealt with by its Control, Ethics, and Disciplinary Body at its next meeting set for 21 March.

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged by UEFA for “improper conduct” after his celebration of Juventus’ win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last week, in which he grabbed his crotch.

    READ MORE: WATCH Ronaldo Mock Atletico Madrid Fans After Juventus Defeat

    After completing his hat trick to earn Juventus a 3-0 win, the Portuguese footballer appeared to imitate Atletico manager Diego Simeone’s inappropriate gesture, who had celebrated a goal by turning to the fans and putting his hands on his pants in the first leg of the tie.

    While Simeone escaped a ban for his somewhat offensive antics, he was slapped with a €20,000 fine.

    READ MORE: Ronaldo's 'Ex' Suing Forward for Defamation After Alleged Revenge Porn Threat

    Ronald, in turn, will face a disciplinary hearing for his provocative celebration of victory:

    “Following a disciplinary investigation conducted by a UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector, in accordance with Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the Champions League round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atletico de Madrid, played on 12 March in Italy. Charges against Juventus Football Club: Improper conduct of player Cristiano Ronaldo – Art 11. (2) (b) and Art. 11 (2) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations. The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its next meeting on 21 March 2019”, a statement read.

    Social media users have, however, suggested that Ronaldo should also be fined, just like Simeone, rather than face a suspension:

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