The gesture from the Barca player took fans and football experts by surprise.
Real Madrid travelled to Camp Nou in the first El Clasico of LaLiga 2018-19 with the game ending in Barcelona’s favour where the latter ran amok against the shaky and leaky Los Blancos side. With the highlights surrounding Luis Suarez for the night, Gerard Pique stole the show with his generosity in this particular fixture, who is not known for the type of support, especially in El Classicos.
Barcelona famed supporters shouted, “Sergio Ramos son of a b*tch” with Pique immediately reacting.
He gestured to the fans to not to hurl abuses to his former Spain international.
Here’s Pique telling Barca fans to stop abusing Ramos. pic.twitter.com/2Lri4DymE9
— Kaiser. (@ElPrincipe6_) October 29, 2018
Barcelona are not in hot form after a patchy run of a few games not so long ago. They won 4-2 against Sevilla, followed by a 2-0 win over Inter Milan and now the heroic outing against Real Madrid.
“We scored five goals!” Pique said. “These are moments to enjoy.”
“It’s not easy to score five goals against your rival, so you have to enjoy it when it happens. I’m really happy. It’s an important result.
“The team’s better than ever and this week (wins against Sevilla, Inter Milan and Real) has given us a lot of confidence.”
“We’ve been at a great level without even having our best player.”
Give me ???? pic.twitter.com/wClG6dWjTi
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 28, 2018
Pique produced another hand gesture, too
Pique produced another hand gesture, too.
Despite Philippe Coutinho’s opener and Luis Suarez’s hat-trick, playing in his first ever El Clasico, Arturo Vidal scored the fifth goal of the game the previous night.
The win secured the top spot for Barcelona with 21 points on the board.
Real Madrid continue to languish in the league, occupying ninth spot with Julen Lopetegui under intense scrutiny with sources claiming that his time is over with advanced talks with Antonio Conte already going on.