Referee Apologizes After Disallowing Ronaldo’s Purpose Towards Serbia (If You Have been Ronaldo, What Would You Do?)March 29, 2021
The Dutch referee has apologized to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal after disallowing the striker’s aim in opposition to Serbia.
Portugal needed to accept a 2-2 draw of their 2022 World Cup qualifying conflict after Ronaldo was denied a last-gasp winner by the match officers.
Replays confirmed that the Juventus striker’s shot had crossed the road earlier than Aleksandar Mitrovic was capable of clear the ball away, however Makkelie waved play on after consulting together with his linesman, which he has now admitted was the improper determination.
“As per FIFA’s insurance policies, all I can say is that I apologised to the nationwide coach, Fernando Santos, and to the Portuguese crew for what occurred,” Makkelie informed Portuguese publication A Bola. “As a referee crew, we at all times work arduous to make good selections. After we are within the information on this method, it doesn’t make us completely happy in any respect.”
Ronaldo was livid after seeing his aim chalked off, having produced a end after latching onto a superbly flighted Nuno Mendes move.
There have been nonetheless a couple of seconds left to play after the stoppage time incident, however the Portugal captain refused to proceed after remonstrating with the linesman.
Ronaldo threw his armband to the bottom earlier than storming down the tunnel and defined his response in a social media put up after the sport.