October 15, 2013

Ronaldo Speaks Up for Field-Crashing Fan Who Hugged Him: Cristiano Ronaldo has written a letter to a Florida judge and prosecutor seeking leniency for Ronald Gjoka, a 20-year-old fan who ran onto the field and hugged him during a match last summer at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. "I am concerned because I understand he may face problems with immigration and with his college if the criminal charges against him are not dropped," Ronaldo writes. "I would hate to see him face criminal charges for his mistake. By all accounts he has a bright future ahead of him and Id hate to see this future ruined by an error of judgement."

posted by rcade to soccer at 02:58 PM - 3 comments

Great story rcade. I never heard about this incident, and I'm happy to see Ronaldo take a moment out to send some support this guy's way.

posted by sbacharach at 03:22 PM on October 15

Interesting and unexpected. Looking at the video, Ronaldo looked almost moved by whatever the chap had to say to him. Fair play to him for trying to help. What are the odds his request will have an impact on proceedings?

posted by JJ at 07:26 AM on October 16

Jury selection:

Defence lawyer to prospective jurors: "Please complete this sentence: Florentino Perez is the greatest human being in the world because..."

posted by owlhouse at 04:42 PM on October 16

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