Another week, another Gerard Pique Barcelona-Real Madrid controversy.
As reported by Eurosport columnist Pete Jenson in the Daily Mail, the Barcelona defender was seen shouting at La Liga’s ‘Real Madrid-supporting’ president, Javier Tebas, after his side’s underwhelming 1-1 draw with Villarreal.
A week after causing a stir amongst fans by comparing the performances of referees for Barcelona and Real Madrid, Pique was furious after his team were denied a penalty in the second half when Bruno Soriano stuck an arm out to deny Lionel Messi a certain goal.
According to Jenson, Pique shouted the following in the direction of the directors’ box, where Tebas was watching the match:
“Did you see that? Yes, you, you!”
A video of the incident was tweeted out and caused quite a furore:
Images of the incident, taken by fans, quickly proved very popular on social media…
Pique looking at Real Madrid on top of the league pic.twitter.com/78Q9CblXPH
— Yassine (@TeamKroos) January 8, 2017
Pique yelling at La Liga president and Real Madrid fan Javier Tebas after the game: “You’ve seen it? You, yes, you.” pic.twitter.com/8rRAe40t4j
— Messi World (@MessiWorId) January 8, 2017
Tebas was a guest of honour because Villarreal were inaugurating a new name for the Estadio de la Ceramica, previously called El Madrigal.
Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre added further fuel to the fire started by Pique by saying:
“The handball (from Bruno) was deliberate.”
What on earth will Pique do next?
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