Cristiano Ronaldo’s discarded armband raises €64,000 to help Serbian baby

  • Auction raises funds to help young Gavrilo Djurdjevic
  • Incident happened after goal disallowed in 2-2 draw

The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw to the ground during Portugal’s World Cup qualifier in Belgrade last week has been sold to an unidentified bidder for €64,000 (£54,000) at a charity auction, Serbian state TV reported on Friday.

A local humanitarian group put the blue armband up for online bidding, to raise money for the medical treatment of Gavrilo Djurdjevic, a six-month-old boy with spinal muscular atrophy.

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