A fan who ran onto the pitch and hugged Cristiano Ronaldo during Real Madrid's International Champions Cup final against Chelsea has revealed that he spent the night in prison - but admitted it was well worth the jail time.
Ronald Gjoka, 19, was led away by police after hugging the Portugal international in the 67th minute of the match.
However, he did receive a hug back from the Real Madrid forward after telling him: "Please, Ronaldo, don't let the cops take me".
Gjoka was released from prison the following morning - and has since told the media that he does not regret his actions.
"Honestly, first thing was look straight, find Cristiano and don't look back. Just go," Gjoka told Local10. "I decided to add a little knee slide on it just for a little celebration. I think Ronaldo always does that celebration so I thought that he would find it funny, and he did, he gave it a little laugh.
"But after that, I gave him a big hug, told him you're one of my biggest idols, always followed you and I said, 'Please, Ronaldo, don't let the cops take me,' and that's when Ronaldo gave me a very big hug.
"I got the opportunity to talk to Ronaldo. It was a unique opportunity and I had to take it. It was worth the detention."
Ronaldo scored twice in the 3-1 win over Chelsea - including a glorious free-kick - to make Gjoka's eventful evening even more memorable.
To watch Gjoka hug Ronaldo, click play on the video below.
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