Barcelona defender Gerard Pique explains hand gesture during El Clasico

Sport360 staff 21:12 03/03/2019
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Gerard Pique

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has explained his “keep talking” gesture during El Clasico at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday night.

The 32-year-old has often been on the receiving end of jeers and taunts from the Bernabeu crowd and Saturday was no different.

However, the Spaniard was also caught making a gesture that would have triggered the Madrid fans further, moving his fingers in a fashion as to say “keep talking”.

After the game, the centre-back clarified that he was making a reference to how the fans complain a lot even though the decision eventually goes in their favour.

In this case, he voiced his opinion on Sergio Ramos’ dirty challenge on Lionel Messi at the end of the first leg. The Madrid captain elbowed the Argentinian’s face but got off scot-free.

“I like a warm atmosphere, and I just made it a little fiercer,” he explained in his post-match interview, according to Marca.

“You can see from the replays that it was an assault on Messi, and their fans are complaining all the time.

“I made the talking gesture because they complain many times and then the referees whistle in their favour.”

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