UCL: See the ridiculous thing Sergio Ramos did during Real Madrid’s loss to Ajax
Sergio Ramos believed Real Madrid are through to the quarter final stage when he got booked intentionally in the first leg of the champions league encounter against Ajax but was left to rue his actions after Ajax did the impossible by knocking out the three time holders 5-3 on aggregate. UEFA have since handed him an additional game ban — so he would not have been available for a hypothetical quarterfinal anyway — because he admitted after the game he picked up the yellow card deliberately.
Despite missing the game, all eyes were on him at the Bernabeu. Especially when, after 20 minutes, Ajax were leading 2-0, a result which was good enough to knock teh current European champions out. They would go on to win 4-1 on the night, 5-3 on aggregate. When asked about the foul, Ramos said: “I would lie if I told you that I did not force the card. “It is something I had in mind, it is not to underestimate [Ajax] or think that the tie is already over but I have decided [to be booked] so I can rest in the return, although I will be in the stadium to encourage the team.”
He later backtracked saying, and in a post via Twitter , Ramos wrote: “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. “I will support from the stands as one more fan with the illusion of being in the quarters.” But Ramos was left with egg on his face as Ajax did the implausible and not only shocked Real in their backyard but completely embarrassed them.
Hakim Ziyech, David Neres, Dusan Tadic and Lasse Schone all netted as the Dutch side won 4-1 – with Marco Asensio grabbing a scant consolation. Ramos watched from the stands, in a box, and photographers captured his reactions. Ajax fans, Liverpool fans, Barcelona fans and pretty much every other supporter who has been on the end of Ramos’ dark arts would have enjoyed the schadenfreude.
Ramos waved his warms around, gestured for every decision and generally looked frustrated he wasn’t on the pitch. To make matter worse, UEFA handed Ramos a two-match ban so he won’t be allowed to play in matchday one of next season’s Champions League group stage.
However, According to MARCA, Ramos was watching the game from his personalised box at the Bernabeu. Ramos was wit hfreinds before the game before heading up to watch the match. But that is not what stands out. According to the cited media, during the game he was being filmed as part of a documentary he is making with Amazon. A production which is expected to be available this coming summer…