Cristiano Ronaldo and Jordan Henderson involved in a heated row at full-time in Saudi Arabia after former Liverpool captain escaped red card in bad-tempered cup game - ex-Man United forward lost his cool with fans

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By Liam Morgan For Mailonline

Published: 05:29 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 06:49 EDT, 1 November 2023

A furious Cristiano Ronaldo and Jordan Henderson were progressive successful a heated conflict pursuing an ill-tempered King Cup conflict betwixt Al-Nassr and Al-Ettifaq connected Tuesday.

Footage from full-time shows Ronaldo exchanging angry words pinch Henderson aft Al-Nassr had claimed a contentious 1-0 win aft other clip acknowledgment to Sadio Mane's winner.

A intelligibly animated Ronaldo gestured towards nan England world connected aggregate occasions successful nan fiery speech connected nan transportation astatine the King Saud University Stadium successful Riyadh.

The chat betwixt nan ex-Man United prima and erstwhile Liverpool captain then continued arsenic they walked disconnected nan section together, pinch Ronaldo seen throwing his arms successful nan aerial and shaking his head.

Henderson appears to beryllium trying to calm down nan agitated Portuguese prima arsenic they caput towards their respective dressing rooms. 

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jordan Henderson were spotted successful a furious speech astatine full-time

An animated Ronaldo was intelligibly unhappy pinch Henderson aft Al-Nassr hit Al-Ettifaq 1-0

Ex-Liverpool prima Henderson appeared to beryllium trying to calm an incensed Ronaldo

Henderson, who near Liverpool to subordinate Steven Gerrard's Al-Ettifaq successful a daze move successful nan summer, had incited a brawl during his team's 1-0 conclusion arsenic he escaped a reddish paper contempt shoving Al-Nassr's Otavio to nan crushed twice.

Following a travel connected Al-Nassr guardant Otavio by Al-Ettifaq midfielder Ali Hazazi, Henderson forcefully backed up his team-mate and doubly pushed nan Portuguese world to nan ground. 

Al-Nassr players, including Ronaldo, were incensed by nan altercation arsenic some sets of players came together successful nan closing stages of an ill-tempered tie. 

But nan 33-year-old Henderson escaped a reddish paper contempt his cardinal domiciled successful nan scuffle, while Hazazi was dismissed by nan referee. 

Ronaldo besides bizarrely demanded a referee beryllium substituted during nan quarter-final clash.

He had been angered by nan capacity of nan referee successful nan closing stages of nan first half.

His team-mate Anderson Talisca appeared to person fixed Al-Nassr nan lead successful stoppage clip arsenic he turned successful a transverse astatine nan backmost post.

Talisca's effort was initially awarded by Chilean referee Piero Maza but was chalked disconnected pursuing a VAR reappraisal after Ronaldo was adjudged to person been offside and interfering pinch play.

Henderson escaped a reddish paper contempt shoving Al-Nassr guardant Otavio twice, which irritated Ronaldo

The fiery King Cup title was nan first on-pitch gathering betwixt Ronaldo and Henderson successful Saudi Arabia

Ronaldo signalled to nan chair for a substitution earlier pointing straight astatine nan referee.

Moments later, Maza booked Talisca aft nan Al-Nassr subordinate caught an force pinch his near arm.

Another VAR reappraisal led to nan yellowish paper being upgraded to a reddish arsenic Talisca was deemed to person struck retired pinch his arm.

The cup crippled was nan first gathering betwixt Ronaldo and Henderson successful Saudi Arabia. 

Henderson, who reportedly pockets £700,000-a-week aft his stunning £12m move from Anfield, made his afloat debut against Al-Nassr but Ronaldo missed nan conflict successful August done injury.


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