ESPN rate Ramos as one of the football players you love to hate
Decisive, ruthless, relentless - these are the traits that make El Capitano so unique in helping the team out of difficult moments as per James Horncastle from ESPN, who dubs the 32-year-old the 'Accidental' hitman.
Ramos has seen the red card 25 times across his career, more than CL triumphs, writes Horncastle, remembering the game vs Recreativo when Sergio left the pitch hurling abuse at the referee.
James goes on to mention Sergio's 'heroics' vs Liverpool in last year's Kyiv final, adding Ramos famous phrase the captain dropped in September last year: "my conscience is really clear about what I did that night,", before mentioning Amazon documentary, which ESPN writer is probably partially right about:
"Amazon were in his suite filming him watch Real Madrid's Champions League last-16 second leg against Ajax, and in so doing, they captured a moment of hubris virtually too good to be true."
"Ramos had deliberately picked up a yellow card in the first leg with the intention of taking the ban now so as to be available for the quarterfinals with a clean slate - except Madrid lost 4-1 and were eliminated."
"In an interview with himself on social media -- Ramos on Ramos -- he disappointed us all with the news: "The recording itself was scaled down as the game went on."
Do you agree with James Horncastle's piece on Sergio?