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Sergio Ramos Booked Twice In 60 Seconds, Closes In On All-Time La Liga Red Card Record

By Chris Wright

Having already scored, Sergio Ramos was booked twice in the space of 60 seconds (Jordan Ayew would be so proud!) to pick up the 17th red card of his entire career – the 11th of his Real Madrid career (a club record) – against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, thus leaving him one single sending-off from equaling the all-time Spanish league record at the age of 26.

The man’s a machine.

Ramos was ejected in the 19th minute after picking up two of the softest bookings you’re ever likely to see, and after the match complained to AS that it’s now become far too easy for referees to send him off:

 “I am hurt by the situation. It is not normal for me to be sent off within two minutes. I’m not one to come in with hard tackles or to do something evil. It’s easy to send off Sergio Ramos. It’s worrying.

“It hurts me to have left my team-mates disadvantaged and to have forced changes. Spanish football deserves the best referees because we have the biggest players.

“Referees are required to interpret situations. My first card was completely unfair. You cannot leave a team with 10 men for that.”

He’s not joking…

Softer than a pillow full of angel farts.

Yes, the writhing after the handball was a bit much and yes, he may be a bit of a scheister on occasion all the bloody time but it certainly looks like his reputation preceded him against Vallecano. There’s simply no way that a player should be sent-off for the net sum of those two ‘offences’.

+1 for ridiculously pernickity refereeing.

(Via Dirty Tackle)

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By Chris on February 18th, 2013 in Hardmen, Newsnow, Real Madrid. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

6 Responses to “Sergio Ramos Booked Twice In 60 Seconds, Closes In On All-Time La Liga Red Card Record”

  1. J says:

    Raised hands for first one… Ball2hand for second but touch of simulation?

  2. Dave says:

    He’s scum.

    First a push (regardless of how useless a push it was), second a handball that he tried to cover up by going down like a murder victim holding his face.

    Spanish John Terry.

  3. kimblim says:

    I didn’t hear him complaining about the two soft yellows he inflicted on Man Utd with his simulation skills. Serves him right.

  4. Alex says:

    nothing related to sergio ramos should ever be filed under “hardmen”.

  5. Mr Sensible says:

    Karma for being a little bitch against United the other day.

  6. Nuno says:

    Actually I believe your numbers might be a bit off: according to Marca (, it’s his 16th red card in Real Madrid (12 in La Liga, 2 in the cup and 2 in the Champions). And he got to 12 red cards in 250 games. Hierro had 15 red cards, 10 of which in La Liga, but in 439 games. That’s some efficiency there by Mr. Ramos, but Pepe may have a word in this record in the next couple seasons.

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