#msetosports : Real Madrid's #sergioramos deserved Clasico red card - #gerardpique >>>>> Gerard Pique says there is no question Sergio Ramos deserved to be sent off as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico, with Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez calling for Ramos to face an investigation for the way he reacted to his 77th-minute red card.
Referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez took the decision to dismiss Ramos after he lunged in two-footed on eventual match-winner Lionel Messi by the halfway line. Ramos didn't go quietly, though, and left the Santiago Bernabeu pitch gesturing,applauding and directing comments at someone. "I am sure when he gets home he will realise it was a red card," Pique told reporters after Barca's 3-2 win took them to the top of La Liga. "It was clear: he went in with both feet off the ground, nowhere near the ball. There's no argument. What happens is that [Madrid] are used to having very permissive referees here and when there isn't one, that's how they react." Pique added that he thought Ramos' complaints after the red card were directed at him, but he didn't hear what was said.
"I didn't hear him, I saw that he was pointing at me, I suppose he was referring to the red card," the Barca defender said. "When he gets home and sees the replay he will regret [his reaction], because it's a clear dismissal. It's a straight red card." Speaking to reporters in the mixed zone after Pique's comments, Ramos said that he did not regret what had happened and insisted that he felt his challenge only merited a yellow card. On his reaction to the dismissal, he said: "I wasn't recriminating the referee for anything, no. I was talking to Pique, not to the referee. Sometimes referees get things right, other times they don't. It was a key moment. But my reaction was to Pique, not the referee.However, Ramos said that he doesn't have a bad relationship with Pique -- who he partners in the middle of Spain's defence -- although said he can't be expected to embrace him after such a highly charged Clasico.