2014 was Cristiano Ronaldo's year (well, unless you count Germany nearly making him cry in the World Cup LOL). He started 2015 off well, winning the prestigious Ballon d'Or award, but shortly after he broke up with his girlfriend of two years, model, Irina Shayk and got into a fight on the pitch. Ronaldo is facing a potential 12 match ban for slapping, kicking and punching Cordoba players Edimar Fraga and Jose Crespo.
Ronaldo was given a red card and ejected from the La Liga match. The video spread all over social networking, as people looked on shock at his uncharacteristic display of violence. The contrite footballer apologized on social networking for his violent outburst. He is awaiting a formal decision on the potential ban.