The thing with a winter break in football is that it forces a hardened card addict like Sergio Ramos to go cold turkey. Let them loose on a football pitch again in January and they’re bound to overdose.
The Real Madrid defender got his fix during last night’s victory over Celta Vigo. He satisfied his need for a red card by kicking Augusto Fernandez in the chin mid-tackle.
Ramos had earlier picked up a yellow card for his pivotal role in an on-pitch brawl.