'Dangerous and reckless': Rio Ferdinand claims Spurs player did something 'crazy' on Wednesday
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is currently on international duty with France at Euro 2020.
The Tottenham and Bleus captain has played the full 90 minutes in all three Group F games for his nation.
Although France topped the group, it was by no means an easy ride for the world champions.
Didier Deschamps’ charges finished on five points, beating Germany and drawing with Hungary and Portugal.
And sadly, Lloris didn’t have a great game against the reigning European champions in Budapest.
The 34-year-old contested a cross with Danilo and ended up striking the Portuguese’s head with his fist.
Referee Antonio Maheu Lahoz awarded a penalty, which Cristiano Ronaldo put away for the game’s opener.
Spurs star accused of “UFC fight” punch
BBC Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand criticised Lloris for his actions.
“That’s GBH,” said the Manchester United and England icon. “It’s UFC.
“They (goalkeepers) are like a protected species, aren’t they?
“So, I was quite pleased to see that given (as a penalty) because I thought it was dangerous and reckless.
“And the penalty was definitely the right decision.
“This was crazy. I don’t see any doubt in that being a penalty.
“He’s not in full control of his body and when you’re in that situation, the speed in which you come out, it’s like a punch in a UFC fight.”
France soon turned the game around through Karim Benzema’s brace – the latter goal a penalty – either side of half time.
However, a Jules Kounde handball saw the referee point to the spot once again, and Ronaldo duly obliged from 12 yards.
France take on Switzerland in the last 16 of Euro 2020 in Bucharest on Monday night.
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