UEFA to investigate Ramos and Alonso red cards

Uefa says it will study the match referee’s report before deciding to charge Real Madrid players Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos for appearing to get intentions red cards in their match against Ajax.


Alonso and Ramos both got red cards for timewasting late in the game which Real won 4-0. They will serve one match suspension in Real’s match against Auxerre which has no importance now. They can start the knockout rounds in February with a clean disciplinary slate.
What was strange about the cards was that neither player protested and Ramos even shook hands with referee Craig Thomson.
Ramos said:
"We didn’t go looking for the cards. Seeing what the score was, the referee could have saved them. But he sent me off and that’s that."

Dutch broadcaster NOS showed footage of Madrid coach José Mourinho speaking to Alonso on the sideline before he picked up his second yellow. However Mourinho later dismissed any suggestion he had instructed his players to seek deliberate punishments.
Mourinho said: "I spoke with many players throughout the game, not only with Ramos and Alonso.
"The red cards we picked up don’t matter hugely as we have already qualified ahead of the next game against Auxerre. If Ramos and Alonso can’t play against Auxerre then there will be others, but we are not going to gift the game to the French. We want to win them all."

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