Sergio Ramos’ absence from Real Madrid’s defeat to Ajax just gets more amusing by the minute. The Spanish defender’s cunning plan to get himself deliberately booked at the end of their first leg win over the Dutch side has stunningly backfired.
And as the Madrid captain watched his team get dumped out of the Champions League, to make matters worse – he was being filmed. Marca report the 32-year-old was being recorded for his own personal documentary, due to be shown on Amazon. But Ramos could only watch on from the sidelines due to being suspended for the clash.
The Real Madrid captain watched on from the stands as his teammates were rolled over 4-1 by Ajax in their own stadium, enough for the Dutch club to reach their first Champions League quarter final since 2003.
Watching on from his customised box – complete with ‘SR4’ branding – Ramos was powerless to prevent his side slipping out of the competition they’ve won for the last three years on the trot.
It was announced last month that Ramos would be the subject of a new documentary series from Amazon Prime, makers of ‘All or Nothing’, which charted Manchester City’s march to the Premier League title in the 2017/18 season.
The eight-part series will offer an insight into the Spain international’s life both on and off the field, and features interviews with his friends and relatives, as well as his teammates.
“I’m excited to be able to show football fans what it takes to be a professional athlete, the responsibility of wearing Real Madrid’s and Spain’s armband and how to juggle that with a normal personal life”, Ramos said upon Amazon’s unveiling of the series. He might want to have that statement back after a day from which there’s sure to be some interesting footage.