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FC Porto Stadium Announcer Fined for Insulting Cristiano Ronaldo

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FC Porto announced from last season's Champions League clash against Juventus has been fined for insulting remarks towards Ronaldo.
FC Porto announced from last season's Champions League clash against Juventus has been fined for insulting remarks towards Ronaldo. / Stefano Guidi/Getty Images
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The stadium announcer at FC Porto has been fined €1,430 for insulting comments made at Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and his family.

Porto beat Juventus in the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 in a shock result.

The club's speaker Fernando Saul, who was the announcer on the night came up with multiple derogatory remarks towards Ronaldo in two of his Instagram stories.

According to Football Italia, he branded Juventus as the "Italian thieves" and called out that "pig Ronaldo" in shocking remarks.

The report adds that Saul even came up with an insult towards Ronaldo's mother, who he called a "toothless" crone.

The Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Federation condemned the behaviour and handed down a €1,430 fine that Saul would be required to pay to Ronaldo.

The report from Football Italia also stats that this was not the first time Saul has been involved in such incidents. In the past, he received a 30-day ban from games for shouting into the stadium microphones that his team were "tired of being robbed" during Porto's clash against Benfica.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo endured a disappointing Euro 2020 with Portugal despite scoring the most number of goals. / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Ronaldo, meanwhile has returned to Juventus for yet another season after a disappointing Euro 2020 campaign with Portugal.

The Portuguese maestro was heavily linked with a move away from Juventus after his country's exit at the Euro but it looks like he is all set to spend another season in Turin.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Juventus manager Max Allegri said: "Ronaldo? He's back with great motivation. Ronaldo is a great champion, an extraordinary player and an intelligent lad. I talked to him just as I talked to the other players.

"I told him that this year is an important year, that I am happy to find him again and that he has a greater responsibility than three years ago because we had a very experienced team back then.

"Today, in addition to putting his qualities on the pitch, I also expect things from him in terms of responsibilities."

Juventus are undergoing pre-season and will kick off their Serie A campaign on August 22 at 10pm IST against Udinese.

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