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 phrase twice."
Madrid won the match 4-0 to progress through to the quarter-finals 5-2 on aggregate.
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