World’s Best, Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has launched an attack on France midfielder Dimitri Payet after his robust tackle forced her son out of the Euro 2016 final after just 25 minutes.
“I cannot see my son in this way,” she wrote in Portuguese. “The game is about kicking the ball, not hurting the opponent.
“My son left the field but our team can win. I trust that we will be able to lift the cup.”
Ronaldo twice attempted to continue, but was forced to concede defeat as a knee injury meant he was unable to play on.
He left the field in tears, with his head in his hands as he was carried off on a stretcher, although he was soon prominent on the touchline giving out the orders to his teammates.