Real Madrid defender
Sergio Ramos has been handed a five-match ban for his sending off and
subsequent reaction in last night's Copa del Rey victory over Celta Vigo.
The Spanish Football Federation announced today that Ramos
had been given a one-match ban for his dismissal and a further four-match
suspension due to article 94 of the RFEF's disciplinary code, which relates to
"insults, verbal offences and abusive attitudes" towards officials.
Ramos reacted angrily when he picked up his second booking
for a dangerous challenge on Celta's Augusto Fernandez with 20 minutes of the
game remaining, and the referee's report filed by Ayza Gomez reportedly said
Ramos directed foul language at the officials while accusing them of being
biased against Madrid.
"As soon as he was shown the second yellow card Real
Madrid's number four Sergio Ramos Garcia addressed my person in the following
terms: 'You are a shameless scoundrel (sinverguenza),' repeating that phrase
three times and saying 'you have spent the whole f**ing day f***ing us',
repeating that phrase twice," the report said. "Later, when he
arrived at the bench, he addressed the assistant referee in the following
terms: 'Always the same, what shameless scoundrels you are', repeating this
Madrid won the match 4-0 to progress through to the
quarter-finals 5-2 on aggregate.