The Portugal international has been subjected to criticism after he reacted to officials ruling out his goal in the battle against Serbia.
throwing his armband on the ground and leaving the pitch followingPortugal
’s 2-2 draw against Serbia has had
Alessandro Del Piero
criticize his conduct.
The Portugal star met the target during the end of the World Cup qualifier battle and saw his goal being ruled out. The 36-year-old was furious when the officials did not award the goal.
Although Juventus legend Del Piero could understand Ronaldo’s frustration, he did not accept his extreme reaction.
This is an overreaction, He shouldn't act like this, in that way,"
the former Italy star said onESPN
"It's okay to be angry, it's okay to discuss it with the referee, but to throw the armband and keep going like this is too much for someone who is the team captain and represents an iconic figure like him.
"But I also understand the moment, the importance of the match and also the personal ambition that he puts into everything he does."
Ronaldo stated that he was angry for the “entire nation” of Portugal being “harmed” when the goal was not recognized, while referee Danny Makkelie admitted that he made a mistake.
Fernando Meira was also surprised by the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s conduct, saying for a captain to react that way is “unacceptable”.