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Sergio Ramos' Deliberate Yellow Card Spectacularly Backfired - And Twitter Loved It

Sergio Ramos got himself deliberately yellow carded in the first leg of the Champions League clash with Ajax
Sergio Ramos got himself deliberately yellow carded in the first leg of the Champions League clash with Ajax

You may remember that Sergio Ramos got himself booked deliberately during Real Madrid's Champions League first leg win over Ajax in Amerstadam.

He obviously thought it was a clever move, believing the tie was as good as over. He then received an additional match ban meaning he'd miss the quarter final anyway if Real progressed.

But he didn't account for a quite sensational performance from Ajax in the return leg in Madrid. The Dutch team won 4-1 at the Bernabeu for an aggregate win of 3-5 - one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the competition.

It was the first time that Real Madrid have lost in the Champions League in four years and as neutrals reveled in Real Madrid's downfall, thoughts inevitably turned to the cocky Ramos.

Yesterday, Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag said he wanted to make Ramos pay for his actions and tonight he did just that. 

Ian Doyle posted on Twitter: "Say what you like about Real Madrid, but they have real togetherness. With @SergioRamos banned from the first leg of the quarter-final, all his team-mates have decided to miss it as well out of solidarity. Great team spirit."

Rob Smith tweeted: "Imagine your captain cheating and taking a deliberate suspension, thinking the tie was done. The arrogance. Adios Sergio Ramos."

Liverpool fan Andy Whitehouse chimed in: "Hope Sergio Ramos enjoyed that one. You won't see many better away performances in Europe than what Ajax came up with tonight. Brilliant to watch."

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