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Referee Speaks After Ronaldo's Tantrum

The referee who caused Cristiano Ronaldo to throw his captain's armband to the floor and storm off the field during Portugal's 2-2 draw with Serbia on the weekend has revealed what he did after the match.

Click through the gallery above to see Ronaldo's furious reaction to his goal being disallowed!

A furious Ronaldo left the field of play in the final minutes of A Selecao's draw with Serbia after having a goal disallowed in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

The 36-year-old was adamant he had scored a last-minute winner with the ball appearing to cross the goal line, but the referee, Danny Makkelie, waved play on after consulting his linesman.

Speaking since the incident, the Dutch official revealed that he apologised to Portugal boss Fernando Santos, and admitted he is not at all pleased with what occurred.

"As per FIFA's policies, all I can say is that I apologised to the national coach, Fernando Santos, and to the Portuguese team for what happened," he told Portuguese publication A Bola.

"As a referee team, we always work hard to make good decisions. When we are in the news in this manner, it doesn't make us happy at all."

Santos stated after the game that the referee had expressed his regret to him in private, while Ronaldo took to social media to insist that being captain of his nation is "one of the greatest honours and privileges of my life".

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The superstar's reaction to the disallowed goal, during which he took off the captain's armband, threw it to the floor and then walked off the pitch, was met with criticism from many, including ex-Portugal player Fernando Meira, who labelled his former teammate's antics as "unacceptable".

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