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.
Later in the match, Ramos was also criticised for appearing to elbow goalkeeper Loris Karius, report the Liverpool Echo.
Fans the world over are divided on whether the decorated Spanish defender meant to injure Salah or not.
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.
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 Petition.com, 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."
But former Everton attacker Landon Donovan tweeted his thoughts, saying: "The foul by Ramos on Salah was not dirty. It was just really unfortunate that it caused that type of injury.
"Salah deserved better."
Petitions that reach 100,000 signatures are almost always debated in parliament but they must call for a specific action from the UK Government or the House of Commons.
Petitions must also be about something that the Government or the House of Commons is responsible for, so we may not see Ramos get punished off the back of this particular outcry.
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