UEFA ban Sergio Ramos for two games after forcing yellow
Ramos will be banned for two games after forcing a yellow against Ajax which means he misses a potential quarter-final first leg. Announcement to be made official soon.
UEFA disciplinary committee have decided to suspend Sergio Ramos for two games for forcing a yellow card in the first leg of Real Madrid's Champions League last 16 tie against Ajax in Amsterdam. The central defender admitted in the mixed zone after the game that he thought about the situation and said "I'd be lying if I said I didn't force it."
Ramos backtracked and rejected the idea that he got booked on purpose but a video emerged of the captain asking his teammates and the bench if he should go in search of a card.
UEFA state he was suspended the extra game for "clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose".
The punishment could have been worst given Ramos is a repeat offender. During the 2010-11 season against Ajax, which finished 0-4 to Real Madrid, Xabi Alonso and Ramos both forced yellows. He was fined then with no suspension other than the one for the accumulation of bookings. It was ruled that Mourinho was the one who gave the orders to get booked.
Madrid will appeal the decision but if they are not successful it means Ramos will miss the Ajax return leg and a hypotethical first leg quarter-final should the qualify.