Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has come under fire after a video picked him up taunting Real Madrid ace Mateo Kovacic and overstepping the line.
The two Spanish giants settled for a 1-1 draw in El Clasico at the weekend, but the game didn’t pass without incident, as seen in the video below.
While waiting for a set-piece to be delivered, the two appear to clash and it’s been translated to show that Alba said to Kovacic: “You’re very stupid. You sh*t. Learn to speak Spanish!”
However, it has ultimately backfired on Alba as not only did his side surrender their lead late on with Sergio Ramos scoring yet another dramatic late goal, but the reaction towards the Barca man hasn’t been kind.
Many supporters on Twitter have taken exception to what he had to say and believe it was well over the mark and bordering on racism.
Further, it makes no sense at all as an interview of Kovacic speaking Spanish from October has been shared to prove that the Croatian international can in fact speak the language just fine.
Jordi Alba called Kovacic dumb and fun of his Spanish, racist much? pic.twitter.com/JiDm0zu1Ln
— Yassine (@TeamKroos) December 5, 2016
Lmfaoooooo Alba called Kovacic dumbass and asked him to learn spanish. Elite mentality pic.twitter.com/3ub5iazpXi
— J. (@ElAficionadofcb) December 6, 2016
Kovacic is a 22 year old who aside from his native language, is fluent in 3 different languages..all Alba knows how to do is look like a rat https://t.co/EO6pMNAf25
— S. (@LovelessWords) December 6, 2016