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Meira: Cristiano's reaction is natural, but not acceptable

Sun 28 March 2021 | 15:00

Former Portugal defender criticizes Ronaldo for losing control after disallowed goal.

Portugal

faced

Serbia

in a World Cup qualifier clash on Saturday, where the team’s captain

Cristiano Ronaldo

managed to knock the ball into the net, despite

Aleksandar Mitrovic

effort to clear the ball. However, despite the ball clearly crossing the line, the referee and his assistant waved play on.

The Portuguese superstar, furious with the referee’s decision, threw down his captain's armband and stormed off the pitch.  The two teams finally settled for a 2-2 draw.

Former Portugal defender,

Fernando Meira

has now criticized his ex-teammate in an interview with

Record

, saying Ronaldo’s reaction was not acceptable, especially for a national team captain.

“Cristiano's reaction is natural, but it is not acceptable for a national team captain,"

Meira said.

"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."


source: SportMob