Butragueno: Ramos red ‘very doubtful’

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno (left) has criticised the decision to send off Sergio Ramos in El Clasico as ‘very doubtful’.

The Andalucian was dismissed in the 73rd minute for a lunging challenge on Lionel Messi to earn the defender a straight red card from referee Hernandez Hernandez.

"The sending off was very doubtful," Butragueno is quoted as saying by AS.

 "The team reacted very well. [Barca keeper Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen made some great saves. Our players did great work. It has been a hard blow.

"I don't believe Ramos did anything towards the referee, I don't know what exactly he was doing.

“Ramos will not be at Riazor, [Gareth] Bale has been injured and we will have to see who is there. We have another final in La Coruna."

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