Soccer Fan Sent To Jail For Hugging Christiano Ronaldo During Match
The fan who was jailed for invading the
pitch during the International Champions
Cup match between Real Madrid and
Chelsea to hug Cristiano Ronaldo last week
has stressed that he has no regrets over
Ronald Gjoka, 19, ran onto the pitch in the
67th minuteto embrace his idol, only to be
arrested by local police and taken to jail for
trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Gjoka spent the night in prison before he
was allowed to leave the day after, yet he
has stressed that the moment was
"Honestly, first thing was look straight, find
Cristiano and don't look back. Just go,"
Gjoka told Local10.
"I decided to add a little knee slide on it just
for a little celebration. I think Ronaldo
always does that celebration so I thought
that he would find it funny, and he did, he
gave it a littlelaugh.
"But after that, I gave him a big hug, told
him you're one of my biggest idols, always
followed you and I said, 'Please, Ronaldo,
don't let the cops take me,' and that's when
Ronaldo gave me a very big hug.
"I got the opportunity to talk to Ronaldo. It
was a unique opportunity and I had to take
it. It was worth the detention."
The Portugal international netted twice to
help Madrid to a 3-1 win over Chelsea in last
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