Red cards are absolute game-changers — punishments that are often too much for the offending team to overcome. But which club produces the most Premier League red cards? The second-ranked team will likely surprise you.
Yellow cards — the fine line between professional or consistent fouls and a sending off — are a part of almost every match, especially at the World Cup when the stakes are highest. Accruing yellow cards will get a player suspended. But when are yellow cards wiped in the World Cup in 2018?
Sergio Ramos is a crazy man. This is not a secret, but it takes a very special type of crazy to produce a 10-minute video of bad tackles and late challenges and elbows and the like. Ramos is nothing if not special.
In December, Ramos set the Spanish Primera Division record for red cards in a career after receiving his marching orders for the 19th time. This was not exactly a surprise. Ramos has earned 24 total red cards in his Real Madrid career, and has collected nearly 300 total bookings.
Michael Oliver, the referee who took a stand and freed Narnia from the evil grasp of Sauron, returned to Premier League duty on Monday in a 1-1 draw between West Ham United and Stoke City. Okay, fine, Oliver didn’t fight any orcs or free Narnia, but the man did end Gianluigi Buffon’s dreams of winning the Champions league.
If we’ve just witnessed Gianluigi Buffon’s final UEFA Champions League game, it was somewhat fitting given the plethora of fresh hells this competition has provided him with over the years. For half an hour, it looked like the footballing gods were finally smiling upon Italy’s favorite son — Juventus had miraculously turned around a three-goal deficit at the Bernabeu, and Buffon had recorded five vital saves to make it happen.
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Pinky in the air
Switch to a 4-4-2.
Making a "W" with arms on top of head
Switch to a 4-2-2-2 Brazilian box.
The "Hook 'Em" sign
Switch to a 4-2-3-1.
Hands spreading apart
Play closer to each other (this is trickery).
Hands gone closer together
Spread out (this is also trickery).
Hand to ear like a telephone
Soccer mainly involves kicking, so it stands to reason that sometimes soccer players kick each other, both by accident and on purpose. Sometimes, they even kick each other in the face.
Ths, though, is just gratuitous.
Na Argentina, em Los Andes 2-0 Brown de Adrogué, Martín Minadevino deu essa entrada criminosa em Gustavo Turraca. O cartão vermelho aplicado ficou até barato. pic.twitter.com/2psGmxySpU
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has issued an apology for his sending off against Real Madrid in the Champions League, but the Italian international isn’t entirely repentant for his actions — he’s convinced German referee Felix Brych wouldn’t have shown a second yellow card to someone like Lionel Messi in the same situation.
With PSG trailing Real 4-1 on aggregate in the 66th minute, Verratti won possession back for his side outside the opponent’s box. However, with three Real players quickly surrounding him, Verratti lost the ball while screaming for a foul.