Nigel Owens solution to deal with Sergio Ramos antics will please Liverpool fans 6 months ago

Nigel Owens solution to deal with Sergio Ramos antics will please Liverpool fans

Rugby referee Nigel Owens has said that UEFA should introduce a 15 minute sin bin rule and a citing process for all play acting and acts of simulation.

Owens said that no sport needs the kind of behaviour that Sergio Ramos showed in Saturday's Champions League final where the Real Madrid captain dropped to the ground in the second-half  after receiving minimal contact from Sadio Mane after contesting a ball against the Liverpool winger.

Elsewhere Ramos reached out to Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah following the final after the Spanish international injured the Egyptian in the first-half.

Ramos locked arms with Salah and flung Liverpool's leading goalscorer to the ground in an attempted tackle that saw the Reds attacker leave the match with a shoulder injury.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said after the game that Salah's injury did not look good, however, the Egyptian national team stated they were “optimistic” that their talisman would be available for next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Ramos reached out to Salah on Twitter to offer his condolences and insisted that above all else both players are fellow professionals.