Sergio Ramos is seemingly never too far away from controversy.
The Real Madrid hard-man is often regarded as one of the best defenders in the world, but he also comes with a nasty side.
The Spain international has won multiple honours throughout his career, but his ill-discipline has seen him get sent off more times than any other player in Madrid’s history.
And in this evening’s Champions League semi-final clash against bitter cross-city rivals Atletico, Ramos was lucky not to add to the 22 red cards he’s received during his Los Blancos career.
Just before the stroke of half-time, Ramos was seen tussling for position inside the Atleti box with centre-back Lucas Hernandez when he seems to elbow the back of the Frenchman’s head.
Replays clearly showed the 31-year-old running into the back of young defender and clip the back of his head.
But somehow he escaped punishment from the match official.
Hernandez was understandably incensed by the move, but referee Martin Aktinson failed to spot the offence as Madrid went into the dressing room at half-time 1-0 up.
Luckily, with eleven men.
Ramos has in fact seen red recently, after he was been sent off in Madrid’s 3-2 defeat against Barcelona just last week after a wild lunge on Lionel Messi that could’ve injured the Barca talisman.
Fortunately, the challenge didn’t cause too much harm but it did give the referee no choice but to send him off.
He’ll never learn, will he?