Sergio Ramos got his straight 20th Red card in Sunday’s clash against Girona. He also became the most dent off player in La Liga history.
Ramos was sent of after he was shown the Second yellow card . Therefore , Madrid suffered a 2-0 loss against Girona in their turf Santiago Barnabeau. It also ended their 8-match unbeaten run.
The first card was shown when Ramos made a handball situation in the box. Therefore , Girona got on level terms from the penalty given by Ramos.
The Second was shown on the dying minutes of the match, when he obstructed defender Pedro Alcala , on a overhead kick. That is when , he was shown the red card and was sent off.
The 32-year old Spanish international , was sent off for the 20th time in Spanish La Liga. He has played 454 La Liga games in which he has 146 bookings. This means , he has booking rate of 1 booking per 3 matches.
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I Wanted to be Booked – Ramos
After the first-leg of the Champions League last-16 against Ajax, Ramos admitted to commit the foul. He said he wanted to be booked.
But he took back his statements . After knowing that , European football governing body decided to investigate his matter.
Ramos told :
I want to make it clear that it hurts more than anyone, I have not forced the card, as I did not against Roma in my previous Champions League match
Here is the tweet :
Reporting to Marca, Ramos said :
“I’m very surprised by all of this. I meant to force the foul, a foul that was inevitable; not to force the suspension.”
Ramos will again comeback for Madrid’s La Liga match against La Liga leaders Barcelona on March 2.