As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Barcelona defender Pique takes aim at Real Madrid over ref complaints

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has taken aim at Real Madrid over their complaints about officiating.

There was anger at Real Madrid over the way the recent basketball Copa del Rey final ended and Los Blancos have also expressed frustration at some refereeing decisions in LaLiga Santander, but Pique pointed out that some calls have also gone in their favour.

"It happens in basketball and in football," he said, when asked about the capital city club's criticism of officiating as he answered questions after Barcelona's 0-0 draw with Lyon.

"Then they go to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and they're quiet for a while after what happened there.

"It's a good thing they don't do other sports, like handball or hockey, as they'd complain about those too."

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free