The armband thrown to the ground by Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in his country’s 2-2 draw against Serbia on Saturday has been auctioned to save a sick child in Serbia.
The Juventus superstar threw his armband to the ground angrily after match officials denied his last-minute victory over Serbia.
Ronaldo’s unauthorized goal left the game at 2-2 and one point each for both sides instead of the three for Portugal.
The armband has now raised a lot of hope for the dying child’s survival after a stadium worker chose it and donated it to a children’s home to raise funds, according to the Telegraf.
The stadium worker allegedly picked up the armband from the floor and donated it to a children’s organization, which was seeking funds for a six-month-old Serbian child with spinal muscular atrophy.
The child needs 2.5 million euros for the operation and treatment.
The children’s charity has now auctioned off the bracelet.
According to the newspaper, the armband has already set a national record for sports equipment in the early hours of its auction.
The Telegraf added that the armband hitting its € 2.5million target does not appear to be a problem.
Serbia vs Portugal: Ronaldo’s rejected captain’s armband auctioned to save sick child