Nani has claimed if he hadn't jumped out of the way he could have suffered serious injury.
"I jumped," said the Portugal star. "I jumped in that tackle. If I didn't jump I might not be here to play. It was a very dangerous challenge. It was two feet.
"He didn't touch me, it's true - but sometimes you see very bad tackles on the legs and it's just a yellow card. Or no card.
"That was the referee's opinion and we have to respect that."