​In what was quite a bizarre decision, referee Felix Brych flashed a direct red card at Cristiano Ronaldo last night.


The incident took place after the ​Juventus striker appeared to have grab Valencia defender Jeison Murillo's hair as they competed for the ball in the first half of their Champions League encounter.


After consulting his assistant referee behind the goal, Brych decided to send Ronaldo off, who was left in tears from the decision. While ​many feel that the decision was pretty unfair, Juventus vice-president Nedved was fuming with rage at what had happened.


Spanish outlet ​Marca reveal that during half-time of the game, Nedved and two other members of Juventus' board of directors left their seats and headed to Brych's locker room where they waited to confront the German referee.




A witness claims that the Juventus directors raised their voices upon Brych's arrival and shouted that he had made a mistake by sending Ronaldo off. However, the referee did not stop to listen to Nedved and his colleagues.


As a result of his red card, Ronaldo will miss the game against Young Boys on October 2 as he will serve a one match ban. But, the Portuguese star should be available to play against his former team Manchester United at Old Trafford on October 23, depending on if UEFA decide not to extend his ban.