Portugal coach Fernando Santos defends Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘He is an example and will remain the captain.’
The Juventus forward was denied the winner in Portugal’s 2-2 draw against Serbia on Saturday night, although the ball had clearly crossed the line.
He was s furious he threw his captain’s armband to the ground but received criticism even from his compatriot Fernando Meira.
“It was just a moment of frustration. Cristiano will remain the captain. He is an example for everyone.
“If he had offended the coach or his teammates, we would have thought about it, but nothing of this happened.
“He always wants to win, and he was very frustrated. He gives everything to his national team.
“He published a social media post ten minutes after the game, but nobody says it was nice from him.”