Ramires gets four-game ban for ref rage

Ramires made a second dash for the referee moments later and had to be hauled from the pitch by coaching staff. The CFA have since announced that they will extend his automatic three-match ban by an extra game. He has also been given a RMB 20,000 (€2685) fine.

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Jiangsu Suning midfielder Ramires had to be hauled from the pitch by coaching staff.

Ramires has been hit with a four-match ban by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) after charging at the referee following a red card for Jiangsu Suning last week. The Brazilian was sent off for his part in a post-match scuffle, which took place just after the final whistle in Jiangsu's 2-1 defeat to Shandong Luneng. The former Chelsea midfielder reacted furiously to the decision, with team-mates having to restrain him as he attempted to run towards the match official.

Ramires made a second dash for the referee moments later and had to be hauled from the pitch by coaching staff. The CFA have since announced that they will extend his automatic three-match ban by an extra game. He has also been given a RMB 20,000 (€2685) fine. Jiangsu's defeat means they are now 10 points adrift of Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande after 17 matches.