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Sergio Ramos shushes the crowd after scoring against Al Ain.

Why Sergio Ramos was booed by fans throughout Real Madrid's Club World Cup final win

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Real Madrid may be eight points behind rivals Barcelona in La Liga but they cemented their status as the official best team in the world by winning the Club World Cup on Saturday.

The comfortable 4-1 win over Al Ain means Real have won the prestigious trophy for three years in a row and a record four times in total.

Sergio Ramos almost always pops up with a goal in big finals, and this one was no different as he headed in Luka Modric's 78th-minute corner to make it 3-0.

The centre-back has now won an impressive 20 trophies at Madrid, but fans inside the stadium could be heard loudly booing him whenever he touched the ball against Al Ain.

It lasted throughout the entire final, Ramos himself reacted in his goal celebrations, and now Spanish media have explained the specific reason why he got booed.

Ramos key at both ends in Club WC final

Prior to his goal which pretty much sealed Real's triumph, Ramos prevented his team from conceding what looked like a certain goal with a super goal-line clearance.

During his goal celebration, the Madrid captain put his hands to his ears and made a "shushing" gesture to the crowd - two actions that only enraged supporters even further.

Sergio Ramos celebrates his goal in the 2018 Club World Cup final

Why Ramos got booed by fans at Club WC final

The match took place at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a little over an hour away from Al Ain's home ground - but that's not why fans booed.

Madrid-based newspaper Marca have reported that fans constantly whistled Ramos in an attempt to show support to Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah.

We all remember that the 32-year-old was involved in the incident which saw Salah dislocate his shoulder and leave the 2018 Champions League final in tears.

Ramos tries to console Salah during the 2018 Champions League final

Football fans in the UAE clearly haven't forgiven Ramos yet for his part in Salah's injury, which put his participation in Egypt's first-ever World Cup campaign at risk.

Marca claimed that the "idol status of Salah" in the Arabic community meant that fans were eager to let Ramos know where their allegiances lie and what they think of the Spaniard.

Ramos gets last laugh with another trophy

Whether you love Ramos, hate Ramos or are somewhere in between, no one can deny that the man who's played a whopping 590 times for Los Blancos is a serial winner.

Ramos shows off the FIFA Club World Cup trophy

Salah will be hoping to follow Ramos' habit of winning trophies himself this season by scoring the goals to fire Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to their first league title in over 28 years.

What do YOU make of Abu Dhabi fans continuing the feud between Ramos and Salah during the Club World Cup final? Be sure to leave YOUR thoughts in the comments box below!

Topics:
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Egypt Football
Mohamed Salah
Sergio Ramos
La Liga
Real Madrid
Luka Modric

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