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The Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos defended his innocence after he was sent off by the match officials in their 3-2 loss against the Barcelona side.


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According to Sergio Ramos, he did not deserve a red card for his tackle on the Argentine Ace Lionel Messi.


In the 77th minute, Ramos picked up a straight red card for his two-footed tackle on the Barcelona superstar and the match officials gave him a straight red card for his tackle.


The Defender thinks he has no intention to hurt Messi and the Red card was a harsh decision on him.


Ramos said: "The red card was excessive,"


"I was not going to harm anyone. In my opinion, that was a yellow card, not a red. I was too late, but there was no contact.

 

"I never have the intention to hurt anyone."


Ramos received sarcastic applauds when he was leaving the ground.
After the match, 

Ramos said: "I did not applaud the referee when I walked off. I was talking to Pique, not to the referee,"


"Referees can be right and sometimes they are wrong. This one was decisive. But I was chatting to Pique, not the referee. 

"They [Barcelona] have a different understanding of the game and always talk about referees. But we will not talk about referees, that is not our style. Pique always talks about referees. Maybe it is better to talk about the referee sometimes than to keep quiet, but I will not start any controversy.

"I have no problem with Pique, but he might not get a hug after a Clasico like this."