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    Portugal escapes penalty for Cristiano Ronaldo's on-pitch selfie with fan

    Jun 27, 2016
    Cristiano Ronaldo gestured security to stay back as a fan stormed the field to take a selfie with the Portugal star. AP

    UEFA will take no action against the Portuguese soccer federation for a fan running across the field to take a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The man evaded security lines to run across half the field from behind one goal at Parc des Princes after Portugal drew 0-0 with Austria on June 18. He found Ronaldo near the halfway line, and the Portugal forward gestured to security officials to stay back until the picture was taken.

    UEFA says it "decided to close the proceedings" which had been opened against the Portuguese body for a "field invasion."

    UEFA rules make federations responsible for fans' behavior fans inside a stadium.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo gestured security to stay back as a fan stormed the field to take a selfie with the Portugal star. AP
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