- The winger expressed his frustration at the defender’s reaction to his challenge
- The Dutchman rolled around and mocked his opponent with a fake cry gesture
- Babel was not impressed and said the ex-West Brom defender had annoyed him
- Ajax have it all to do in the second leg after Getafe secured a 2-0 victory at home
RyBabel mocked his opponent Allan Nyom for his reaction to the Dutch winger’s challenge
The former Liverpool player was booked for the tackle but made his frustrations clear
Ajax will have to overcome a two-goal deficit when they host the second leg next Thursday
Ryan Babel was left furious by Getafe’s Allan Nyom when the defender threw himself to the floor after a challenge from the Ajax attacker.
Babel was so incensed by the reaction of the former West Brom defender that he decided to copy his action, falling to the floor and rolling around before mocking his opponent with a fake cry.
The Dutch side were 1-0 down at the time and the winger clearly thought Nyom was play-acting.
The ex-Liverpool man was booked for the challenge but expressed his frustration after the game.
‘I don’t know if I’ll ever do the same again. It happens in the heat of the moment,’ he told BT Sport after the game.
‘That guy [Nyom] was being very annoying. Getafe hasn’t impressed me.
‘Next week, at home, we’ll play better and with a different referee.’
Brazilian Deyverson gave Getafe the lead in the first half before being hit by a lighter during his celebration.
Fellow Brazilian and on-loan Chelsea winger Kenedy doubled the home side’s lead in the final minutes.
Ajax will have to overcome the two-goal deficit when they host the second leg next Thursday.
Instead it was Chelsea and Valencia who progressed to the last-16 with the Blues facing Bayern Munich next week after the Spaniards suffered a 4-1 defeat to Atalanta last night.