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DTotD: Sergio Ramos sets club record for red cards with flying ballet tackle

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While Lionel Messi has been busying himself with silly Barcelona club records for most goals scored, Sergio Ramos has earned a Real Madrid record that will be far more important to tell his grandkids about (mostly as a way to keep them in line).

Yes, during Real Madrid's heavily refereed 1-1 draw against Villarreal on Wednesday, Sergio Ramos was shown the 11th red card of his La Liga career, which is a new club record (previously held by Fernando Hierro). The Ramos was booked twice in the second half, with the second coming after his odd pirouette tackle Nilmar. And once Ramos was sent off, teammate Mesut Ozil was shown a red card of his own for apparently getting mouthy with the sensitive ref (Jose Mourinho was also sent off for dissent and a member of his staff was red carded for clapping in support of Cristiano Ronaldo after he was fouled).

Congratulations to Sergio Ramos on this achievement. He's only 25 years old, so he still has plenty of time to collect a lot more red cards.

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