Only Sergio Ramos could picked up a suspension while he’s suspended.
Real Madrid’s card-enthusiast was forced to watch the drama of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg from the executive box.
At least that’s where he started…
Ramos was banned for the visit of Juventus, having picked up a third booking of the tournament in Turin.
After watching the first half from the stands, he moved down to the tunnel after half-time as the game reached a dramatic climax.
UEFA rules state that suspended players must not permitted from entering the playing area, which extends to the bench, touchline and tunnel.
Additionally, Marca are reporting Ramos was involved in scuffles between Real and Juve players in the tunnel after the full-time whistle.
If Ramos is found to have breached the rules of his suspension, it is likely to be extended, ruling him out of the semi-final first leg.
The decision hinges on whether Ramos’ misconduct was noted in referee Michael Oliver’s match report, or was spotted by the UEFA representative at the game.
Real Madrid have experienced something similar before.
Suspended Xabi Alonso ran onto the pitch to celebrate against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League final as was consequently ruled out of the UEFA Super Cup.
Zinedine Zidane will be desperate for UEFA to show mercy.
Real looked vulnerable at the back without their talismanic skipper, conceding three unanswered goals as they failed to deal with Juve’s crosses from the right.
Oh Sergio, what have you done?