Ramos set for lengthy ban

Sergio Ramos’ two yellow cards picked up in Real Madrid’s win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday could land him a hefty suspension.

The defender was given his marching orders midway through the second half of Madrid’s 4-0 second leg win over Celta in the Copa del Rey Last 16 yesterday.

The referee has reported in his notes that the defender, upon being shown his second yellow card, repeatedly insulted him and continued to do so as he reached the touchline.

For this offence the player faces a four-match suspension, whilst his yellow cards are also an accumulation and will add an extra game to that, meaning that the player could be hit with a total five-game ban for his dismissal.

Ramos is Madrid’s most red-carded player in their history, with last night’s card his 15th red in his career at the Bernabeu.

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