Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has become the target of a petition whichhas called for him to be punished after forcing Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah out of the Champions League final.
Sergio Ramos tackle left Salah out of the match early in the final, which Real Madrid won 3-1 and it appears the Egyptian international will miss the World cup in Russia due to the injury.
Now a change.org petition that has already garnered more than 200,000 signatures wants UEFA and FIFA to take action.
“Sergio Ramos intentionally kept Mohamed Salah’s arm under his armpit, causing dislocation of his shoulder. Not only missing the rest of the game, but also missing the FIFA World Cup 2018,” the petition’s author ‘Mohamed Salah Abdel-Hakeem’ argues.
“In addition he kept acting that Liverpool players fouled him falsely, causing the referee to give Manne a yellow card he did not deserve.
“Sergio Ramos represents an awful example to future generations of football players. Instead of winning matches fairly, he uses tricks that defy the spirit of the game and fair play.
“UEFA and FIFA should take measures against Ramos and similar players, using the video recordings of matches to keep the spirit of the game.”
However Ramos did show pity after the final whistle, by sending a message to Salah via Twitter in which he wished his Salah a speedy recovery.
El fútbol te enseña la cara más dulce a veces y la más amarga otras. Ante todo somos compañeros. Pronta recuperación, Salah. El futuro te espera.||Sometimes football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros. #GetWellSoon @MoSalah — Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) 27 de mayo de 2018
“Sometimes football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros. Get well soon Salah, the future is waiting for you,” the defender wrote on Saturday.