Pitchside microphones picked up the exchange between Luis Suarez and former Barcelona teammates Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Gerard Pique as he tried to win a penalty for Atletico Madrid yesterday.
Suarez ended up on the floor in the 36th minute of the highly-anticipated encounter between the La Liga title contenders, after a duel saw him eat the fist of Ter Stegen.
The controversial striker showed that there’s no limits to his fiery antics as he tried to win a penalty against his former club following the collision, much to the dismay of Ter Stegen and Pique.
Yesterday’s footage showed a seething Ter Stegen screaming at the centre-forward, but now a clip has emerged which includes audio picked up by the pitchside microphones.
Pique rushed over to the scene and the Mirror report that the centre-back called his trusted former talisman ‘fatty’ and urged Suarez not to ‘mess’ with his former employers.
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Take a look at the moment that sparked the argument below:
Marc-Andre ter Stegen with an important double save for Barcelona! ?
Luis Suarez isn’t making life easy for his former teammates either ? pic.twitter.com/aLflkonm4n
— Premier Sports ? (@PremierSportsTV) May 8, 2021
Here is what Ter Stegen and Pique had to say in reaction to the moment:
Ter Stegen y Piqué conociendo a Luis Suárez pic.twitter.com/cW4NG3LR0Q
— ¿Está robando el Barça? (@varsarobos) May 9, 2021
Here is what was said between the trio, per the Mirror:
Ter Stegen: “Luis!”
Pique: “Come on, fatty, don’t mess with us.”
Suarez to Ter Stegen: “Did you make contact or not?”
Ter Stegen: “It was my hand. If it is my foot ok, but come on…”
The encounter ended a goalless draw, in a considerable blow to Barcelona’s hopes of coming from behind to snatch the top spot in La Liga.
The Spanish top-flight now has the most exciting title race of Europe’s top five leagues, with Real Madrid also contesting their rivals for the trophy.