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Ronaldo Begs Florida Attorney to Drop Charges Against Field Invader
Daily Telegraph, October 11th, 2013 3:27PM

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The enitre letter Cristiano Ronaldo wrote a letter to an attorney in Florida, begging him not to prosecute a fan who came onto the field to hug him during a preseason game between Real Madrid and Chelsea, has been revealed. Ronald Gjoka, the 20-year-old Albanian-born Canadian who ran onto the field to hug Ronaldo, apologized later to the Sun Life Stadium owners as well as the Real Madrid star for his actions. Nevertheless, Gjoka still faces charges, which is why Ronaldo wrote the letter.

"I am concerned because I understand he may face problems with immigration and with his college if the criminal charges against him are not dropped,” Ronaldo’s letter says. “He was immediately taken to the Stadium's security area and then spent a day and a half in jail. It seems he appeared before a judge on Monday accompanied by his attorney who asked for the charges to be dropped, but you chose to ignore his appeal.”

It continues: "I understand your position and the importance of enforcing rules and laws. However, I respectfully request that you and your office reconsider this decision and dismiss the two criminal charges this young man faces. I would hate to see him face criminal charges for his mistake. By all accounts he has a bright future ahead of him and I'd hate to see this future ruined by an error of judgement. Thank you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me directly at any time."

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