Cup Final referee Foy was wrong to book me for diving, says Ronaldo

02 March 2009 01:05
Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed referee Chris Foy was wrong to book him for diving during the Carling Cup Final when he was challenged by Ledley King.[LNB]It did not matter too much as Manchester United[LNB]went on to win the trophy onpenalties, with Ronaldo erasing the memory of his miss in Moscow by blasting home one of the Red Devils' four successful efforts.[LNB] Flashpoint: Ronaldo goes to ground as he is challenged by King[LNB]But it seems officials are now taking a hard-line approach with the world player of the year when he goes down in the box, and it was the second consecutive week he has been cautioned for diving.[LNB]TV replays showed King made contact with the 24-year-old, although even Sir Alex Ferguson admitted he was not certain whether it should have been a spot-kick or not.[LNB]"If you see the replay you will see that their player kicked me in the foot," said Ronaldo."The referee did not make the right decision then and he didn't give me a lot all match, I don't know why. But in every game, the referee's decision has to be respected."[LNB]Ronaldo had no hesitation in taking a penalty - United's third - even though missed against Chelsea in the Luzhniki Stadium. And after a brief game of bluff with Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes, the Portugal superstar came out on top.[LNB]"It's always important to choose a side and put the ball there," he said. "After Moscow I thought the goalkeeper would think I put it in the same corner but I changed."[LNB] Graham Poll: The Official Line - Foy showed common sense and Ronaldo's reputation cost him[LNB]Show me the money! United star Ronaldo in line for a massive £200,000-a-week deal[LNB]Ronaldo determined to land the famous five after United's Wembley win over Spurs[LNB]MANCHESTER UNITED FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NET[LNB][LNB] [LNB]  

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