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La Liga President: Why Pique May Be Punished

La Liga President: Why Gerard Pique May Be Punished

By Keegan Kruger - Feb 06, 2018 04:40 PM @KeeganKruger

La Liga president Javier Tebas has criticised FC Barcelona star Gerard Pique for his celebration against Espanyol on Sunday, and explained that he may be punished for it.

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The Spain international put his finger to his lips in a "shushing" gesture aimed at the home crowd after heading in an 82nd minute equaliser against Barca's Catalan rivals, to which the home fans reacted furiously.

Tebas has since revealed that there is a disciplinary committee looking into the matter, and insisted that Pique would face punishment if found guilty of provoking the crowd.

"The committee will rule if the gesture is punishable, but we will take it to them for them to make a decision," Tebas said, as quoted by Sport.

"The regulations make it possible that certain ways of celebrating goals can be considered a provocation.

"We have to highlight the fact Espanyol worked well and until that moment, Pique's goal, there was not a single insult aimed at Pique's family, which is something LaLiga was worried about.

"His provocative gesture made the fans react and come out with intolerable insults."

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If the Spanish football federation's disciplinary committee deems the defender's action punishable, Pique could face a suspension of up to three games.

Do you think the Blaugrana star deserves to be punished for the way he celebrated? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Feb 07, 2018 07:00 AM
How about profanity?
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msanentokozo512@gmail.com Joined: 07 Feb 2018
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msanentokozo512@gmail.com Feb 07, 2018 06:49 AM
Wenger was ryt about laliga its a very unorganised league in world madrid players can do watever they want and dont get punish for it, bt Barca players every little incident they do its becomes a big deal wat a gabbage league
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Sello matsephe Joined: 31 Jul 2017
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Sello matsephe Feb 07, 2018 04:52 AM
Cr7 did the same against atletico,but he was not punished,anyway they can do whatever they want,La liga is already in the bag
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Soccow Cowmments Feb 06, 2018 06:31 PM
In that game Pique was booed from the moment he 1st touched the ball to the last. That president must've been high to make such remarks. What Pique simply did was give them a taste of their own medicine and they got piqued.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 06, 2018 05:58 PM
pique was targeted after publickly supported catalunya to stand for itself,it's problem to reply childish if a question is childish?fans booed him isnt so?any answer is influenced by question
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T Lab Joined: 12 Feb 2015
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T Lab Feb 06, 2018 05:54 PM
Its clearly shows that the President is Real Madrid Fan_Ronaldo done that against Barca before & nothing was done
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Vamza Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Vamza Feb 06, 2018 05:28 PM
This guy is arrogant

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