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Rio Ferdinand's Instagram comment on Dejan Lovren & Sergio Ramos spat

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Dejan Lovren made a bit of a fool of himself after Croatia's brilliant victory over Spain on Thursday night.

The World Cup finalists scored an injury-time winner to beat La Roja 3-2 in Zagreb - Tin Jedvaj scoring his second of the game.

It was a result that rescued Croatia's hopes of getting promoted in the UEFA Nations League and helped banish the demons of their 6-0 humbling in Elche.

However, Lovren certainly didn't cover himself in glory with his social media activity after the game.

The Liverpool defender bragged about elbowing Sergio Ramos, before creating a very unnecessary video on Instagram Live.

Lovren reportedly said: "Haha. 3-2. Go ahead and talk now buddy. Buddy! They [Spain] are a bunch of p******."

What a way to sour a brilliant victory.

Lovren has received a lot of criticism for his actions, particularly boasting about his elbow on Ramos.

The pair have been engaged in a feud ever since the Champions League final, when Ramos was accused of deliberately injuring Mohamed Salah.

Lovren in action vs Spain

And now, BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand has stepped in and put Lovren in his place.

Replying to an Instagram post by @poetscorneruk on the Lovren/Ramos feud, the Manchester United defender wrote: "You man out here starting needs within the centre back union.

"This ain't even meant to be an argument... Ramos has too many trophies for Lovren to be coming like this... with all due respect."

Ferdinand's comment

Well said, Rio.

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic confirmed that he will be speaking to his defender in private about his actions.

He told the press: "I will talk personally with Dejan, but that will stay between us and the squad. I don't want to talk publicly about this."

It is unknown whether Lovren will be investigated by UEFA for his actions, which is a distinct possibility.

Dalic in his press conference

It's about time such an unnecessary feud was brought to an end.

Topics:
Rio Ferdinand
Football
Zlatko Dalic
Croatia Football
Tin Jedvaj
Dejan Lovren
Mohamed Salah
Sergio Ramos
Spain Football
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