Rio Ferdinand says he would be ’embarrassed to look my son in the eye’ if he had performed the same theatrics as Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in Saturday’s Champions League final.
Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the 84th minute of the Cardiff showpiece after clashing with Ramos, who fell suddenly when his opponent appeared to accidentally step on his toe.
The incident occurred as Madrid were cruising to a 12th European Cup triumph with the score at 3-1, and Ferdinand says Ramos should feel shame for his actions.
The former Manchester United defender suggested he would struggle to face up to his own children had he replicated the shameful tumble of Real’s usually-strong centre back.
Speaking as a pundit on BT Sport, Ferdinand said: ‘Ramos will be embarrassed. When he sees the tomorrow he’ll be embarrassed.
‘If my son watched me do that — I’d be embarrassed to look my son in the eye.
‘Listen, Ramos is a world class player whose been doing at the top level for club and country for a long time.’
In being sent off, Cuadrado became the first substitute to receive a red card in a Champions League final.
The Colombian’s premature exit effectively sealed Juve’s fate with the 10 men from Turin failing in their bid to overturn Real’s then-two-goal lead.
Marco Asensio added the European champions’ fourth of the night in the 90th minute to further Juventus’ misery.