• Payet did not mean to harm Ronaldo, says Collina

    Payet did not mean to harm Ronaldo, says Collina

    The West Ham midfielder did not pick up a card for the challenge that caused Portugal’s captain to come off just minutes into the match, and the ex-referee defended him.

    UEFA chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina does not believe there was any malice in the tackle from France midfielder Dimitri Payet that prematurely ended Cristiano Ronaldo’s Euro 2016 final.

    Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo limped off during the first half of Portugal’s eventual 1-0 extra-time triumph with a knee problem, failing to overcome […]