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Sergio Ramos: Chasing The Red Card Record for Real Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 17:  Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid celebrates his opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Real Madrid and BATE Borisov at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on September 17, 2008 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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Adi-Oula SebastianCorrespondent IINovember 7, 2009

Some records stand the test of time. Some records are meant to be broken. And some records are outright ridiculous. 

Sergio Ramos was sent off...AGAIN. For the ninth time in his relatively short Real Madrid career, the former Sevilla youth product has seen the red card. It took the current record holder Fernando Hierro 14 seasons to be sent off 10 times. I guess Sergio Ramos misunderstood the slogan of his sponsor Nike: "Just do it".

At 23 years of age, he will most certainly surpass that questionable record in the near future and set the bar even higher. What brings us to the question: "What the hell is wrong with that boy?"

If he continues at this rate, Ramos will most certainly have seen the red card in excess of 20 times by the time he is 30. And I believe the majority of his bookings were avoidable.

Time will tell if Sergio Ramos will be remembered as an Real Madrid all-time great like Alfredo Di Stefano or Raul. For now it appears that he will force his way into the history books of Real Madrid as the holder of the most red cards. 

Ramos seems like a man on a mission. Opposing players and girls alike (Ronaldo will vouch for that) feel his wrath and usually get laid by him one way or the other.

But isn't it time for a new approach?


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