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Sergio Ramos is a shithouse but he's a bloody clever one and he demonstrated just why again tonight in his 600th Real Madrid appearances.
Going into tonight's Champions League round of 16 first leg away at Ajax, Ramos was one yellow card away from a European suspension.
And mere minutes after Marco Asensio put Real 2-1 up in the 87th minute, the Real Madrid skipper clattered Kasper Dolberg very blatantly and got himself in the book for the 38th time in the Champions League - and the 201st time in his Los Blancos career.
Martin Keown, on co-commentary for BT Sport, noted that it looked deliberate from Ramos, who will miss the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu but will have his yellow cards wiped for the quarter final if Real get there as expected.
Oh look. Real Madrid are probably going through now so Sergio Ramos makes sure to get that booking that rules him out of the second leg and clears his yellow card book.- Euan McTear (@emctear) February 13, 2019
It's certainly not the first time Ramos has done something like this and plenty of people were in agreement that the Spaniard knew exactly what he was doing:
Real Madrid now lead against Ajax, plus Sergio Ramos has just had the most obvious yellow card you'll ever see..- OLBG.com (@OLBG) February 13, 2019
Sergio Ramos took the yellow card on purpose so as to miss the next match and be ban free going into the next round. This is after Madrid MUST have finished off Ajax in Spain- Mr 'Jide Olusola (@Jide_Olusola) February 13, 2019
Sergio Ramos, the ultimate shithouse, needs a yellow card to sit out the 2nd leg an get himself clear for the quarters, 90th minute, flattens Dolberg an gets his yellow card- Macca (@Macca26efc) February 13, 2019
Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid go 2-1 up with a smash and grab and, 30 seconds later with a home tie they should win, Ramos commits the most blatant foul you could imagine to get the yellow card that means he's free for the quarter-finals. If there's a boundary to push, he'll do it.- Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) February 13, 2019
Sergio Ramos deliberately getting himself a suspension for the 2nd leg so he's free for the Quarter Finals. Master of the dark arts or the undisputed king of shithousery? #AJARMA- Len (@LenM4) February 13, 2019
Could it come back to bite Ramos on the backside? What's the most famous instance of a deliberate yellow card you can think of?
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