Real Madrid kicked off their La Liga campaign with relative ease as they triumphed 3-0 against Deportivo thanks to goals from Gareth Bale, Casemiro and Toni Kroos.
However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Zinedine Zidane’s side with Sergio Ramos given his marching orders in second half stoppage time - his 18th La Liga dismissal.
After the match, Ramos criticised officials in La Liga, claiming that they should look towards referring in England.
“When you win many titles, the rivals are full of antipathy towards you,” Ramos said.
“I do not agree with the card but I respect the opinion of the referee. Sometimes officials should look at English football and let us play more. I like their system because in Europe, referees are more lenient.”
But, in truth, Ramos was very fortunate to not pick up a red card earlier in the match for pushing Fabian Schar in the face.
And a new video has emerged that explained exactly why Ramos was so irate during that incident with Schar in the 59th minute.
Why Ramos was angry with Modric
The video shows Ramos explaining what happened with him angry that the opponents refused to kick the ball out when Dani Carvajal was on the ground.
He revealed in the interview that: “We told them that we would also do the same.”
So, when Zakaria Bakkali went down in the second-half, Ramos was in no mood to be sporting. Despite Zidane calling for him to kick the ball out, the defender continued and soon found himself in the opposition penalty box.
However, his teammate Luka Modric had other ideas and sportingly put the ball out of play for Bakkali to receive treatment.
Ramos was fuming and ran over to confront his own teammate. In the process, he forcefully pushed Schar in the face and somehow avoided punishment.
It’s fair to say he lost his head. And it seems it was all because Modric decided to be sporting.
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