Sergio Ramos was sent off for Paris Saint-Germain in just his third game for the club as Mauricio Pochettino’s men scraped a draw away to Lorient on Wednesday.
The ex-Real Madrid icon has had a tough time so far in the French capital, with injury and lack of fitness severely restricting his playing time.
And he signed off on 2021 with an early bath after picking up a late second yellow card, having only come on as a half-time substitute.
Ramos is of course no stranger to referees’ sanctions.
Wednesday’s red was the 27th of his career, more than any other player has received in the 21st century.
The latest offence was a cynical challenge to take down Terem Igobor Moffi when the Lorient striker got the better of him, earning Ramos his second yellow card in just four minutes.
The defender, though, may feel vindicated in his decision, as moments later Mauro Icardi scored in injury time to seal a 1-1 draw for PSG that keeps them safe at the top of the Ligue 1 standings.