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Ex-Real Madrid GM Valdano blasts Pique over anti-Espanyol comments: 'Classist'

Former Real Madrid GM Jorge Valdano has been left unimpressed by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique over his row with Espanyol fans.

Pique has been criticised for his 'shhh' gesture to home fans after scoring in Barca's 1-1 draw at Espanyol on Sunday.

"The gesture of Pique is understandable because of the emotional charge, it is even reasonable. What I did not like was his words after the match, it was poor " said Valdano to El Transistor.

"The words of Piqué at the end of the match are not the level of intelligence of a person like him, they are purely classist statements."

After the game, Pique questioned Espanyol's ties to Barcelona, stating "they even have a Chinese president".

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