The Los Blancos captain missed the humiliating defeat by Ajax through suspension
Sergio Ramos is facing some backlash from fans after his ploy to pick up a suspension for the second-leg of Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Ajax backfired in spectacular fashion yesterday.
The Spaniard had deliberately picked up a yellow when he fouled Kasper Dolberg in the opening leg of the Galacticos round of 16 tie with Ajax so he could miss the return leg and be available for selection when Madrid makes it to the quarterfinals.
Ramos appeared to admit that he got himself booked on purpose after the game on February 13.
"The truth is that given the result I'd be lying if I said it wasn't something I had in mind," Ramos had said. "It is not to underestimate the opponent but sometimes there is a time to make decisions and I did so."
A statement that led UEFA into opening a case against him and eventually handing him a two-match ban after he was found guilty of breaching UEFA's competition rule.
But surprisingly, while Ramos' team was getting knocked out of the competition, the Spaniard was reportedly busy filming his documentary for Amazon at the Bernabeu.
Last month, Amazon Prime announced that it would be producing an eight-episode documentary on the Real Madrid captain's life on the pitch and off it.
And in what was one of the first recordings, Ramos was being filmed in his personalized box at the Bernabeu as part of the documentary he is making with Amazon which is expected to be available for viewing this coming summer.
Santiago Solari's side was defeated 4-1 by a vibrant Ajax team (5-3 on aggregate), with many saying it was karma catching up with Los Blancos. Slide through the gallery below.