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Sergio Ramos should have been sent off

Sergio Ramos was booked in the 2nd minute against Espanyol for a challenge on Baptistao. He later stopped a shot with his hands, but pretended it hit him in the face.

Sergio Ramos should have been sent off

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Controversy in the Espanyol-Real Madrid match in LaLiga. Sergio Ramos should have been sent off after 25 minutes for a second yellow card. The Real Madrid defender had been booked after just 2 minutes for a nasty challenge on Espanyol's Baptistao, having lost the ball too far forward.

Ramos blocked shot with hands

Ramos then blocked a Hernán Pérez shot with his hands in the 25th minute, which in itself was likely a bookable offence (particularly in Spain where almost any handball is given a caution).

Ramos pretended ball hit his face

Ramos however pretended the ball had hit him in the face, and stayed down clutching himself in fake pain in order to convince the referee. The official, Hernández Hernández, was completely fooled, but had he spotted what Ramos was really up to then he would have had to have booked, at least, the Real Madrid player for simulation. 

Ref convinced by Ramos' acting

The Espanyol players and fans loudly protested to the referee, however he was convinced by Ramos' acting and waved play on. 


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