Gerard Pique Sent Off For Attempted Hand Of God
Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' goal will forever be the best handball goal ever scored due to its occasion and moment. Gerard Pique's attempt will go down as one of the worst as it earnt him a very early bath.
There can't be many more famous World Cup goals than Diego Maradona's first in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final between Argentina and England, in fact only his second in that match would probably compete.
Quite how one of the world's best players in history got away with his attempt to punch the ball into the net over the onrushing Peter Shilton is anyone's guess, it wasn't like he was subtle about the whole thing.
It's not exactly what you'd call unnoticable is it? Image: PA
Whilst many have tried, with most but not all failing, to replicate what Maradona did to put his country ahead in that match Gerard Pique's attempt tonight might be one of the worst.
Having already been booked the Barcelona defender tried to knock the ball in with his hand and the moment was clearly spotted by the officials and he was off for an early bath:
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Social media felt sorry for another Gerard as Deulofeu was the man to be taken off as Ernesto Valverde had to shuffle his pack, and fans weren't generally pleased with Pique either:
Too bad, kid was having a very good game, and it's all on Pique, mad at him
- Hania Nabulsi (@Hania_Nabulsi) October 18, 2017
Poor boy had to be sacrificed for Pique's errors, he was having the best performance in the season so far
- A L V I N (@therealvino1) October 18, 2017
so Deulo has to pay the cost of Piqué being a clown after having a very good first half, great
- Rashad Jr. (@Raashaad) October 18, 2017
Well pique has been dreadful lately. If this carries on with him they gonna have to make strong changes.
- MessiEsq :flag_ar: (@MessiEsq) October 18, 2017
I like Pique as a person, but if a player with a lesser reputation was playing like he's been for a long time now they wouldn't be starting.
- Veron (@MesmericMessi) October 18, 2017
Too much tweeting has cost piqué a respectful end to his career lmao. Man is a ultimate joke even his own club fans celebrate his red #UCL
- NIKHIL (@nikhilinho) October 18, 2017
I don't think it's too much of a stretch to suggest that Pique doesn't have the required skills to replicate either of Maradona's goals from 31 years ago!
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