Inter talisman Marco Materazzi has defended Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho in the wake of card-gate.
UEFA have recommended that disciplinary action be taken against Mourinho after it appeared he ordered Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso to get sent off against Ajax so they would be available again for the knock out stage of the Champions League.
Materazzi formed a close bond with Mourinho during the latter's two-year spell at Inter.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Materazzi said: "Mourinho didn't do anything bad.
"He did it for the good of his team.
"Jose is a planner. He did what everyone would have done."