And he only got a warning
You can't use your hands in soccer unless you're a goalie – or a superstar punching an opposing player, apparently.
In the clip below, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo appears to deck Athletico Madrid's Diego Godin in the face — twice — during a play at the end of their Spanish Super Cup match. The Portuguese player only received a warning for his part in the vicious exchange.
The fists flew in extra time of the rivalry game when the two got tangled up near the goal.
Godin's team got the win, if that is any consolation. We're guessing it probably isn't much.
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