What Gerard Pique Said To Anger Nacho Fernandez In The Tunnel
It wouldn't be an El Clasico without a load of controversy would it? The 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp featured a very bad Gareth Bale tackle on Samuel Umtiti, a clear penalty shout for Marcelo not being given and a red card for Sergi Roberto.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique felt his side were very badly done to in losing Roberto and he vented his frustrations to Real's Nacho Fernandez at half-time.
Footage of the pair's exchange in the tunnel was captured by Carrusel Deportivo. Even though Pique covered his mouth when he went over to his compatriot, he apparently said: "You know we won the league even with these shit decisions."
Nacho, evidently fuming with what Pique said, responded. According to MARCA, he quipped: "How can you complain, if they have already expelled us 17 times already?"
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Pique walked away to end the altercation but the look on Nacho's face said absolutely everything. He stood there, muttering as if he'd just been told off by the teacher at school.
That wasn't the only half-time talking point, it seems. Real skipper Sergio Ramos claims that Lionel Messi put pressure on the man in the middle, Alejandro Hernandez, at half-time and reckons he refereed the game differently as a result.
"Messi put him under a bit of pressure in the tunnel, I don't know if there are cameras, maybe he caused him to referee in the second half in a different way," Ramos told reporters, as per The Independent.
"He said everything to him. This is football and everything should stay on the pitch."
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