Katia Aveiro, the sister of Cristiano Ronaldo, has lashed out at her brother’s critics following Wednesday’s red card, accusing them of trying to destroy him, while promising that justice will be served.
Ronaldo’s European debut in Juventus colours ended prematurely against Valencia, when he received his marching orders after just 29 minutes.
The Portugal captain was sanctioned for grabbing Jeison Murillo’s hair while the Colombian defender was on the floor, having previously fallen after a clash with Ronaldo.
Ronaldo left the Mestalla pitch in tears, to watch the rest of the match from the dressing room, as Juventus triumphed 2-0 thanks to two penalties converted by Miralem Pjanic.
The 33-year-old now faces a ban from the Champions League group stage, but his sister believes he will bounce back.
“Football’s shame… justice will be served.
“They want to destroy my brother but God never rests. Shameful,” Katia Aveiro wrote on her Instagram account.