Four Match Ban On Pique For Saying I S*** On Your W**** Mother To Referee
’s , left, gestures to Referee Velasco Carballo, right, and his shown a red card during a second leg Spanish Super Cup soccer match between and Athletic Bilbao at the stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug.17, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was handed a four-match ban on Wednesday for abusing an assistant referee during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao.

The , which met on Wednesday to decide Pique`s fate, ignored the defender’s plea that he did not insult the official.

Four Match Ban On Pique For Saying I S*** On Your W**** Mother To Referee
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique gestures towards the linesman as referee Velasco Carballo approaches to show him a red card during a second leg Spanish Super Cup soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug.17, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The 28-year-old will miss Barcelona’s trip to Athletic Bilbao and as well as home games against Malaga and . He could return to match action in the away game to on September 23.

“The verdict of the competition judge, in application of article 94 of the ’s disciplinary code, was announced on Wednesday morning and it is not good news for Gerard Piqué. The central defender has been suspended for four games following his red card in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup,” Barcelona said in a statement.

Four Match Ban On Pique For Saying I S*** On Your W**** Mother To Referee
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, center, reacts after Referee Velasco Carballo, 2nd right, sent off Barcelona’s Gerard Pique during a second leg Spanish Super Cup soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug.17, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Spain international was sent off 10 minutes into the match at Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium on Monday following a heated confrontation with the assistant referee over the absence of an offside flag against opposition striker .

Referee Velasco Carballo’s claimed in his post-match report that Pique shouted “I s*** on your w**** mother” at his assistant, an indiscretion for which the centre back could have been banned between four and 12 games.

SHARE
Team FTB
Team FTB brings you all the latest updates from the world of Football and is managed by our team of journalists

Related Posts