The sending off against the Spurs was a poor decision. Rafael is going to be an awesome player. But he was very lucky not have been sent off before the non-foul. His first against Palacios could have seen red and simulating a card gesture is such an awful thing to see and could have seen a card.
On a plus, Rafael has appologised and accepted his punishment, which shows maturity, maybe he can tach rooney a thing or two there!