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Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid captain takes blame for ban and defends club

Sergio Ramos has won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos says he takes the blame for picking up what Uefa deemed a deliberate yellow card and missing Real Madrid’s Champions League loss to Ajax.

Ramos’ booking in the 89th minute of the last-16 first leg, with Real 2-1 up, meant he would miss the second leg.

But Ramos was given a two-game ban by Uefa for “clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose” and Real, having won three Champions Leagues in a row, went out after losing 4-1 at the Bernabeu.

“Absolutely it was an error,” he said.

“I take the blame 200%.”

In a series of posts on his Twitter account,