Portuguese football Legend, Fernando Meira has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo for throwing his captain’s armband down over a disallowed goal in a World cup qualifying match against Serbia.
The Juventus forward’s goal was not given by the officials despite crossing the line which led to the Portugal captain being angry and stormed off the field.
Here is what the former Portugal defender said about Ronaldo’s reaction to the disallowed goal.
“Cristiano’s reaction is natural, but it is not acceptable for a national team captain,” the former Portugal international told Record.
“He cannot throw the armband on the ground and go to the locker room while the game continues. it is not acceptable for a player of his importance.
“I understand his frustration and I agree with him because his goal was valid, but the referees have to make decisions, without VAR, and he has to set an example.
“The example he set last night wasn’t good enough.”
Meanwhile, Newspremises had previously reported that Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the pitch at the end of Portugal’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Serbia.
Two first-half goals from Diogo Jota had put Portugal 2-0 up in Belgrade, but Aleksandar Mitrovic and Filip Kostic levelled the scores in the second half.
Ronaldo thought he’d won it for his country at the death, and scored the 103rd international goal of his illustrious career, but the match officials said no.