Sergio Ramos put in another accomplished performance for Real Madrid as they won the Champions League at the expense of Juventus on Saturday.
There was, however, a moment in the second half where the center-back did not cover himself in glory.
With Los Blancos 3-1 ahead and seven minutes of regulation time remaining, the 31-year-old went in hard but fair on Juve substitute Juan Cuadrado.
The strong challenge launched Cuadrado into the air but the Colombian got up without too much fuss to retrieve the ball from the sidelines.
Sergio Ramos vs. Cuadrado | Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid | UCL 03/06/17
On his way to take the throw-in, the winger gave Sergio Ramos a little nudge on the shoulder, only to see the Spaniard hurl himself onto the turf clutching, of all other body parts, his foot.
Cuadrado was already on a yellow and was promptly shown a second one to consign his name to the wrong side of Champions League history.
It was deplorable from Sergio Ramos and quite unbecoming of a player who captains not only Spain but also one of the biggest clubs in the world in Real Madrid.
Former Man United skipper Rio Ferdinand was the first to slam the defender for his shameless playacting.
“Ramos will be embarrassed,” said Ferdinand. “When he sees this tomorrow he’ll be embarrassed.
“If my son watched me do that – I’d be embarrassed to look my son in the eye.
“But listen, Ramos is a world class player whose been doing well at the top level for club and country for a long time.”
The rest of Twitter took their cue from the BT Sports pundit.
Twitter slams Sergio Ramos