Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos appeared to use ‘arm-grapple technique’ on Dani Alves in last year’s Champions League final against Juventus
- Fan appears to find ‘proof’ that Sergio Ramos purposely injured Mohamed Salah
- Footage shows him using the same arm-grapple method on Juventus’ Dani Alves
- Some Liverpool fans believe Ramos grappled Salah and drove him to the ground
- The forward was forced out of the Champions League final with a shoulder injury
A Liverpool fan still irate at Sergio Ramos for injuring Mohamed Salah in Saturday’s Champions League final appears to have found proof that the defender deliberately hauled him to the ground.
The Real Madrid captain fell awkwardly with Liverpool’s star player as they competed for a loose ball in the first half of the match. The pair locked arms and Salah came off far worse by dislocating his shoulder.
And a piece of footage from last year’s Champions League final against Juventus has added significant weight to the argument that Ramos locked arms on purpose. The clip shows Ramos doing the same thing to Dani Alves before they fell to the ground.
Sergio Ramos appears to grapple the arm of Dani Alves before hauling him to the ground
Ramos was booked after hauling Alves to the ground in last year’s Champions League final
It was a carbon copy of the incident with Salah and for some Liverpool fans it is all the proof they need to confirm that Ramos is a master of the dark arts. Indeed, the referee on the night thought the Spaniard was up to something and showed him a yellow card while Alves received treatment.
One fan on Twitter wrote: ‘An MMA fighting analyst dissects Ramos’s ‘takedown’ on Salah. Far too many aspects of it are deliberate for my liking. Can’t do anything about it now, but just goes to show what kind of man he is.’
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp later admitted that his side were unsettled by the premature departure of their star player, who finished the season with an incredible 44 goals to his name.
One Liverpool fan was convinced that Ramos performed an ‘MMA takedown’ on Salah
Ramos was accused of deliberately trying to injure Mohamed Salah during Saturday’s final
The score was 0-0 at the time, but Liverpool’s had been a big threat in front of goal before Salah left the field in tears.
Ramos, who lifted his fourth Champions League trophy in five years as Real Madrid captain after helping them to a 3-1 win over Liverpool, did his best to extinguish the furore by sending Salah some well wishes on Twitter.
He wrote: ‘Sometimes football shows you its good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros. Get well soon Mo Salah.’
The Egyptian is now a major doubt for the World Cup, although the man himself has stated his confidence that he can beat the odds and make it to Russia this summer.
Salah dislocated his shoulder as a result of the clash and was forced off in the first half of play