Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has appeared to criticise West Ham and France star Dimitri Payet following a strong challenge that resulted in the Portugal captain’s Euro 2016 final being cut short by injury.

Ronaldo was substituted after 25 minutes following a heavy challenge from West Ham and France star Dimitri Payet.

The Real Madrid star received lengthy treatment on the pitch before departing for more medical attention, though found it impossible to carry on after struggling to get up to full speed on a counter-attack in the 23rd minute.

Tweeting after the incident his mother, Dolores, appeared to criticise the France and West Ham star.

“I cannot see my son in this way. The game is about kicking the ball, not hurting the opponent.”

Payet was subsequently booed by the Portugal fans with almost every touch of the ball, before he was substituted by head coach Didier Deschamps in the second half.

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