Ferdinand pardoned by UEFA but Man Utd could face punishment - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester United defender Rio Ferdinand won’t receive any punishments from the UEFA for sarcastically clapping the referee Cuneyt Cakir after the end of the match against Real Madrid in the Round of 16 Champions League tie at Old Trafford.
Rio Ferdinand’s post-match clap
United were comfortably leading the tie after taking the lead in the second half but a controversial decision from the referee (showing Nani red card) changed the complexion of the game and United lost the second leg 2-1 and the tie 3-2 on aggregate.
Everyone at the stadium was shell shocked with that decision and with emotions running high; Ferdinand confronted the ref and sarcastically clapped in front of him after the match.
All eyes were on referee Cakir’s match report and it was thought that Ferdinand might be punished for his rude behaviour. However, according to latest reports, UEFA decided not to punish him tho...