Friday 22 September 2017

Rio Ferdinand slams Sergio Ramos - 'I'd be embarrassed to look my son in the eye'

Rio Ferdinand was unimpressed with Sergio Ramos' play-acting. CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES
Rio Ferdinand was unimpressed with Sergio Ramos' play-acting. CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

Callum Davis

Rio Ferdinand has suggested Sergio Ramos should be ashamed of himself after he conspired to get Juan Cuadrado sent off on Saturday night.

Cuadrado had played just 20 minutes of the Champions League final in Cardiff having come on as a substitute in Juventus' 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

The former Chelsea winger received his first yellow card within minutes of entering the pitch before an altercation with Sergio Ramos saw the Colombian sent off for a second bookable offence in the 84th minute.

Ramos initially up-ended Cuadrado with a robust sliding challenge before the Juventus winger got back to his feet in an attempt to take a quick throw in.

Cuadrado then appeared to accidentally step on Ramos' foot as he looked to collect the ball prompting a theatrical dive and pirouette from the World Cup-winning defender.

Replays later showed there was minimal contact between the pair in an incident that occurred close to the touchline right in front of the linesman.

Speaking after the game in his capacity as a pundit on BT Sport, Rio Ferdinand castigated the Real Madrid captain for getting engineering the sending off.

"Ramos will be embarrassed. When he sees the tomorrow he'll be embarrassed," said Ferdinand.

"If my son watched me do that - I'd be embarrassed to look my son in the eye.

"Our success is no accident and three Champions League in four years is crazy.

"We are extremely proud of this team and this club. We made very few mistakes, which is key in these matches, and we are the deserving winners. We knew what we had to do and did it perfectly."

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