Lovren receives 1-game UEFA ban for insulting social media comments
- Dejan Lovren's 'bunch of pussies' comments towards Spain national team on his live Instagram stream yet got him in trouble.
- The Croat was found guilty of insulting behaviour by the UEFA and banned him from the national team's Euro 2020 qualifier game cs Azerbaijan.
As the UEFA have announced, Dejan Lovren has been given a one-match ban by UEFA for inappropriate comments made on social media after Croatia's Nations League win over Spain. The organization found the Croat guilty of insulting behaviour and banned him from the national team's Euro 2020 qualifier game against Azerbaijan on March 21.
The story initially began as in one of his interviews with Copa90 Lovren criticized Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. Speaking about his own mistakes Lovren said the Los Blancos captain was making far more errors on the pitch: "When he makes a mistake, he wins 5-1 or 5-2 and nobody cares."
Dejan Lovren has been banned for one international game, following a controversial social media post. The centre-back posted a video after Croatia’s 3-2 defeat to Spain in November, appearing to brag about elbowing Sergio Ramos during the game.— Owuraku Ampofo (@Owurakuuu_) January 11, 2019
However, the Spain skipper tried to reduce the situation to zero said he didn't want to respond to Lovren or any other critic: "I've said it many times. I don't know if these things are said out of frustration or for other reasons," Ramos told a news conference. "I'm not going to answer Lovren or whoever wants to win three front pages or start the news bulletin. Everyone wins things for himself on the pitch."
However, the conflict escalated after the UEFA Nations League game as Croatian beat Spain 3-2. After the tense clash, Lovren in his full Croatian kit called Spain 'a bunch of pussies' via his Instagram live stream, implying the low-class behaviour from the opponents at the end of the game: "Haha! 3-2! Go ahead and talk now buddy. Buddy! They are a bunch of pussies!"