Fan escapes trespassing charge
Prosecutors in South Florida have dropped charges against an excited 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.