Petition demanding Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos punished for Mo Salah challenge receives 300,000 signatures

Nearly 300,000 people have signed a petition demanding Sergio Ramos is punished for his challenge on Mohamed Salah.

Salah’s Champions League final was brought to an abrupt end after just 30 minutes following a challenge from the Real Madrid defender, which many online have deemed intentional.

Ramos brought down Salah during the game

Later in the match, Ramos was also criticised for appearing to elbow goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Fans the world over are divided on whether the decorated Spanish defender meant to injure Salah or not.

Salah was left with a serious shoulder injury

Salah left the pitch in tears as his Champions League was over

But, with over a quarter of a million signatures by 6am on Monday, many people have been outraged enough to call for Ramos to be retrospectively punished by UEFA or FIFA.

Images of Salah leaving Kiev’s Olimpiyskiy stadium show the Egyptian nursing his arm in a sling and reports suggest he may miss the World Cup.

Ramos consoled Salah has he walked off the pitch

Pundits – and former Champions League winners – Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand both absolved the Spanish defender of blame.

Television picked up on Ramos smirking as Salah departed the field after his shoulder injury – but former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes it wasn’t related.

The petition, shared on, says: “UEFA and FIFA should take measures against Ramos and similar players, using the video recordings of matches to keep the spirit of the game.”

Sergio Ramos also accused of deliberately ‘elbowing’ Loris Karius

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