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CRISTIANO Ronaldo blasted his treatment from the Spanish Football Federation as “persecution” after his appeal against a five-game ban was rejected on Wednesday.

The World Player of the Year will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later on Wednesday (kick off 2100 GMT) and Madrid’s first four games of the season in La Liga.

“Impossible to be immune to this situation, 5 games!!” Ronaldo posted to his 108 million followers on Instagram.

“It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous, this is called persecution!

“Thanks to my teammates for the support and the fans!!!”

Taken from Telegraph AU