Ramos denies being booked Intentionally.


Ramos denies being booked Intentionally.

Sergio Ramos has come out to deny he was booked intentionally so he could play in the quarter finals after acquiring five yellow cards in the competition.

The Real Madrid Captain made his 600th appearance for the club on Wednesday and played a big role in the win against Ajax.

Ramos got booked late in the game for a foul on Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg which means he would miss the second leg but would be available to play in the quarter finals if they pull through.

Ramos appeared to initially admit he deliberately earned the booking so he could serve the ban before the quarter-finals, should three-time defending champions Madrid progress.

“Looking at the result, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t force [the booking],” he told reporters after the game. But Ramos then backtracked on his comments in a post on social media.

In a statement released on Thursday, UEFA confirmed Ramos’ comments are being examined.

“A disciplinary investigation has been initiated based on Article 31(3) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations in connection with the statements made by Real Madrid player Sergio Ramos in the above-mentioned match,” the governing body said.

“Information in respect of this investigation will be made available in due course.