Remember the guy who ran to the pitch and gave his hero, C Ronaldo a sweet hug during the match between Real Madrid and Chelsea at the Sun Life Stadium, Miami in August? 19-year Ronald Gjoka has been arrested for that action- that harmless hug. Not only did he spend two days in jail, he will be facing two charges, (trespassing and disorderly conduct).
The Real Madrid star got wind of the case and wrote a letter to the Miami-Dade state attorney's office, to plead for the boy's release. "My name is Cristiano Ronaldo, and I play football (soccer) for Real Madrid, I was playing at Sun Life Stadium last month when a fan entered the field. His name is Ronald Gjoka, a young college student. We hugged, and we spoke for a while, until security arrived to escort him off the field. He was not aggressive or violent in ANY way. In addition, he did not resist security or police in any possible way."
He continued, "I am concerned because I understand he may face potential problems with immigration and with his college if the criminal charges against him are not dismissed. I understand your position and the importance of enforcing rules and laws. However, I respectfully request that you and your office reconsider this decision and dismiss the two criminal charges this young man faces. Sincerely, Cristiano Ronaldo."
Unfortunately, C Ronaldo's emotional epistle wasn't honoured, infact a spokesman for the state attorney, Ed Griffith said as nice as the letter is, it would have no effect because Ronaldo wasn't the aggrieved party. The case against the kid would be concluded tomorrow.
I really hope he will be discharged and acquitted. Poor soul!