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Video: £200,000-a-week ex-Chelsea man in Chinese league gets lengthy ban for attacking referee

There’s a fine line between passionate and ridiculous, and former Chelsea midfielder Ramires – now plying his trade in the Chinese Super League with Jiangsu Suning for £200,000-a-week – crossed it during a loss to Shandong Luneng this past week.

After being shown a red card during the game, Ramires lost his head and tried to charge the referee – requiring several teammates to restrain him before he did something he couldn’t take back.

According to Sun Sport, Ramires has been handed a four-game ban for his actions.

Ramires played five and a half seasons at Stamford Bridge, appearing in 246 games in all competitions, before moving to the Chinese Super League. He was the Chelsea Player’s Player of the Year in 2012 after scoring a career-high 12 goals.

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