Ramires goes crazy after receiving red card in Jiangsu Suning game

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Ramires has always come across as a rather low maintenance guy. At Chelsea, the Brazilian rarely caused a fuss on the pitch and certainly made more friends than enemies during his six seasons there.

In fact, as a defensive midfielder, his record of 33 yellow cards and one straight red card in 159 matches stood as proof of his fair nature. But since moving to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, that appears to have all changed.

Ramires became one of the first high-profile stars to make the controversial move to the CSL in January after Chelsea gratefully accepted a £25million bid.

He started life in the Far East well, scoring on his debut and has since played 16 more games. But his latest appearance will certainly go down as one of the worst in his career.

Following the final whistle in an ill-tempered game against Shandong Luneng Taishan on Saturday, an ugly brawl broke out between both sets of players. Having lost the game 2-1, Ramires was obviously feeling more hard done by than most.

His actions led to the referee showing him a post-game red card, which, in turn, saw the 29-year-old completely boil over. Despite being held back by FOUR teammates, he managed to escape their grasp and sprinted towards the referee.

The video

A mixture of players and coaching staff eventually got him under control and managed to drag him off of the pitch. It has become a sensation in China with the video on YouTube being viewing almost 500,000 times in under 24 hours.

CSL spending spree

Ramires has been one of many Brazilian stars to move to China with Alex Teixeira and Hulk following him in huge transfers.

Colombian striker Jackson Martinez and former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson are other notable names to be plying their trade in the world's most populous country, while Yaya Toure is rumoured to be on his way there.

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