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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos does not approve of his record-setting red card

Mar 23, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

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Nineteen red cards is a lot of sending-offs, but that’s the number of times Sergio Ramos has been prematurely dismissed from La Liga matches.

And the record-breaking red, shown by referee Alberto Undiano today in Real Madrid’s 4-3 loss to Barcelona, isn’t sitting well with the Spanish defender.

From Goal:

“There are some things you can’t fight against. This was pre-meditated.”

“Hopefully, we will not meet Undiano for the rest of the season.”

Ramos was beaten by Neymar and the Brazilian hit the deck inside the box for a penalty and the red but the footage doesn’t necessarily validate nor dismiss the defender’s claim (though there is little doubt that Neymar certainly issued a bit of theatrics for the visiting crowd).

The Guardian has a pretty neat write-up of Ramos’ 19 reds, but surely the defender won’t want to read it. Ramos says he didn’t touch Neymar.

“It’s always the same. I didn’t touch Neymar but there’s no point talking about it, it changes nothing,” Ramos told AS.

“Everyone can see what happened today. We could have got something from the game but got nothing.

“I stopped because I preferred 3-3 rather than a penalty and a sending off.”

  1. danny136200 - Mar 23, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    I have seen the replay a few times already, it doesn’t really seem that ramos touches him. It is very close though.

  2. misterdreamer119 - Mar 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Neymar is a diver. Gaymar.

  3. egb234 - Mar 24, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Neymar is the worst soccer has to offer. He is the worst diver and embellisher I’ve ever seen. He ruins an otherwise very likable Seleção.

  4. reformed2012 - Mar 24, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    UEFAlona wins again!

  5. bear06 - Mar 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Lol at the Real Madrid fans whining.

  6. godsholytrousers - Mar 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    UEFA’s pets win again.

  7. bear06 - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Cry harder! #HahaMadrid

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