Radamel Falcao dropped some very salty comments after Colombia's loss to England


Colombia didn't exactly cover themselves in glory against England on Tuesday night.

Entering the game with a reputation for skilful flair and counterattacking football, the Colombian's tactics on the night instead descended to farce at times.

Wilmar Barrios opened the controversy in the first-half with what looked to be a head-butt on Jordan Henderson just seconds before a Kieran Trippier free-kick.

The Colombian got away with a yellow card but the response on Twitter and expert analysis from Mark Clattenburg suggests he was very lucky to stay on the pitch.

Then, the awarding of England's penalty exemplified the harsh physical attacks used in the penalty area and similar to those experienced against Tunisia.

Refereeing controversy

That's not to mention the fact Carlos Bacca tampered with the penalty spot before Harry Kane stepped up to the plate.

All that, however, and Colombian supporters were feeling aggrieved about the refereeing of Mark Geiger who lost control of the game at times.

That feeling was no better shown by Colombia legend Faustian Asprilla who tweeted during the second-half: "Very hard to win when the referee is playing for the Queen of England."


Falcao's controversial reaction

Now that the dust has settled on the game, the Colombia players themselves have spoken out and skipper Radamel Falcao has spoken his mind.

One of the main protagonists in the drama, the Monaco striker delivered some seriously classless comments after the match.

"I found it peculiar that they put an American referee in this instance," Falcao remarked.

"To tell you the truth, the process leaves a lot of doubts. He only spoke English, some bias was certain.

"Through small calls he was pushing us [toward] our goal, that was clear for me."

Accusing the referee of using decisions to push England forward is pretty major, no doubt about it.

That's not to mention the claims of bias in against his use of English.

If nothing else, there's certainly a saltiness in Falcao's comments and while the referee was undoubtedly poor at times, it's fair to say he took things a little too far.


Colombia will now make the trip back to South America after another World Cup that offered so much promise but could have delivered a lot more.

England travel to Samara on Saturday to lock horns with Sweden in what they hope will be a far tamer and more routine affair.

Either way, though, England have survived to fight another day and the dream is still alive.

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