Real Madrid star Ramos reveals his family received death threats after Salah's injury

Real Madrid star Ramos reveals his family received death threats after Salah's injury

- Ramos recounted how football fans threatened his family after injuring Salah in the 2017/18 Champions League final

- The Egyptian suffered a shoulder injury due to the challenge from the Los Blancos star

- Ramos revealed he had no intention of hurting the Egyptian and that his conscience was clean

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has opened up about the death threats his family got after playing a part in Mohamed Salah's injury in the 2017/18 Champions League final.

The 32-year-old's challenge forced the Egyptian forward out of the game on the half-hour mark after agonisingly trying to push on with a damaged shoulder.

Real Madrid star Ramos reveals his family received death threats after Salah's injury

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid celebrates during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CD Leganes at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 1, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

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Ramos has since then not been forgiven by English and especially Liverpool fans, who booed him during the Spain and England UEFA Nations League fixture.

However, the defender revealed he never intended to injure the former Chelsea and Roma star in the game, adding that he felt no guilt at all for his action..

"I would have liked another reception because people only remember the action of the final, and nobody remembers the death threats that my family and my children received. It is a very sensitive issue that people maybe take as a joke about and [that's why they] whistle in a great stadium like this," Ramos said.

Real Madrid star Ramos reveals his family received death threats after Salah's injury

Sergio Ramos of Spain in action during the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

"My conscience is very clear. I already explained [what happened], and I do not have to give more explanations," he added.

Ramos explained that never had he tried to intentionally hurt a colleague and said the backlash he received for his overly aggressive tackle on Salah would not affect his game or performance.

"As I said before, I have never tried to hurt a colleague. There are people who may have misunderstood it, but these are football things. It will not change anything in my game or in me," Ramos said.

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Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported that Luis Enrique won his first match in charge as Spain's coach with a 2-1 victory over England at the Wembley Stadium in the UEFA Nations League.

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashord scored the first goal for the Three Lions in their first genuine threat on goal.

Spain responded almost immediately as Rodrigo was given time and space to find Saul Niguez who pounced on the low cross to make the score 1-1.

The Valencia striker registered his goal in the match in the 32nd minute as Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantra provided the assist to make the scores 2-1 to Spain.

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