Rio Ferdinand has opened up about his assessment of Dejan Lovren’s feud with Sergio Ramos.
After the final, which the Galacticos won 3-1, the Reds’ centre-back had accused the Spaniard of having played dirty by purposely injuring Mohamed Salah, so as to aid his side’s chances of winning the continental title on the night.
Having thrown words at each other off the pitch since, the two defenders finally clashed on it once again on Thursday night, as Croatia bagged a crucial 3-2 win over Spain in the UEFA Nations League, thanks to an injury-time goal from Tin Jedvaj.
After the game, Lovren uploaded an Instagram story from his dressing room, supposedly aimed towards Ramos, wherein he stated (translated by AS): “Haha! 3-2! Go ahead and talk now, buddy. Buddy! They are a bunch of p–sies.”
Further, he also posted a picture of himself from the game, in which he can be seen winning a header after having elbowed the Real Madrid captain in the head:
In yet another video, Lovren specifically targeted Ramos, as he stated (via Marca): “I’m happy, I killed him with my elbow, I killed him! Sergio Ramos has more failures than me and Varane is better than him but he plays for Real Madrid, so when he makes a mistake, he wins 5-1 or 5-2 and nobody cares.”
Whilst Ramos has remained mum on the issue so far, he has been backed by an unlikely ally, in the form of Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand.
In an Instagram post that mocked Sergio, Ferdinand posted an apt comment, which read: “You man out here starting needs within the centre-back union. This ain’t even meant to be an argument… Ramos has too many trophies for Lovren to be coming like this… with all due respect.”
Whose side are you on?