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The 24-year-old winger, who is on loan at the Liga club from Benfica, is a former Manchester United player like the Portugal captain and came up against him in his new side’s 2-1 defeat on Saturday.
Ronaldo, though, was off the pitch by the time Madrid scored their winning goal through Gareth Bale, having been red-carded on 82 minutes for lashing out with a kick at Cordoba defender Edimar.
Despite Ronaldo’s exit from Old Trafford in 2009 - one year before his own arrival – Bebe claims the pair are close friends and says the Ballon d’Or winner should be forgiven.
“Cristiano has already apologised,” he told AS after the match.
“It is something that could have happened to anyone. It has happened to me and to many other players that I know.
“I know Cristiano from our time at Manchester United. He is a good friend and good person.
“He is the best ever and what happened could have happened to anyone at such a tense moment in the game.”
Edimar has already called for the Madrid forward to receive a lenient punishment for the incident, while Ronaldo himself issued an immediate apology on social media.