Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has explained the gesture he made to Real Madrid’s fans during El Clasico last night, tempers flared on the stroke of halftime.
Pique made a mouthing gesture with his hand to Madrid fans at halftime, his gesture was made in the aftermath of Sergio Ramos’ elbow on Lionel Messi – which turned out to be one of the major talking points from the clash.
Even Jose Mourinho weighed in on the incident, take a look at what he had to say here.
According to Mirror Football, Pique believes that Ramos’ elbow “seemed like a red card to him”.
Here’s what Pique had to say on the gesture in full:
“Leo had blood on his lip. It was aggressive [from Ramos] and it seemed like a red card to me.
“With the gesture, I was referring to the fact they talk [about referees and VAR] but sometimes things go in their favour.
“Pulses are racing at 1,000 miles an hour and it was just a general gesture. I don’t regret it, it was how I felt at that moment. I like it when the atmosphere heats up and [the gesture] was to get it going a little bit more.
Yesterday’s win was massive for Barcelona, as well as extending their lead at the top of La Liga to 10 – the Blaugrana have now pipped their rivals in the head to head rankings between the teams.
?? El Clasico Record:
? Messi and co take the lead. pic.twitter.com/zhFchJ8Cr4
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