Charges against fan who hugged Ronaldo dropped
Prosecutors in South Florida have dropped charges against an
excited soccer fan who got onto the field and hugged Real Madrid
star Cristiano Ronaldo during an August match.
The Miami-Dade state attorney’s office announced Monday it would
not prosecute 20-year-old Ronald Gjoka on trespassing charges.
During Real Madrid’s 3-1 Guinness International Champions Cup
victory over Chelsea, Gjoka hugged Ronaldo for several seconds
before police escorted him away.
According to a memo from the state attorney’s office,
prosecutors made multiple attempts to contact the owners of Sun
Life Stadium, where the match was held, but never received a
response. Without a victim to testify, prosecutors say they can’t
move forward with the case.
The Miami Dolphins operate Sun Life Stadium. A message left with
a team spokesman wasn’t immediately returned.