Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has partially helped get a fan out of a sticky situation with the authorities.
Police in Miami have dropped a charge against Ronald Gjoka after he invaded the pitch earlier this year and hugged Ronaldo during a Real tour game.
Following the fans arrest Ronaldo wrote a letter to the Miami district attorney's office and urged them to drop trespassing charges.
After the match and his arrest Gjoka told reporters: "I just wanted to meet him to thank him for helping me, it won't happen again."
The super fan then added: "I'm hopeful and positive things will work out well. I hope that the positive reactions from everyone, including Cristiano Ronaldo, will influence the judge's opinion."
Christiano Ronaldo was hoping to remove all of the charges but only the public disorder charge was dropped. Gjoka still faces one instance of trespassing which could cost him his residency in the United States. Gjoka is a 20 year-old resident of Albania who is currently living in the United States on a student visa.
While the Real Madrid star has thrown his support behind his fan, the fact of the matter is that Ronald Gjoka did in fact break the rules and will likely face some type of charge because of his actions.
Do you think that Cristiano Ronaldo's support of his super fan should be enough to have all charges dropped? Or would such a decision undermine future attempts to prosecute people who run out into the field of play?