Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has mocked Alvaro Arbeloa’s role at Real Madrid in the latest spat between the pair.
Following Los Cule’s defeat to Real Sociedad at the weekend – a result that leaves Los Blancos just four points behind in the title race with six games to go – Arbeloa took to social media site Twitter give his thoughts on the game.
“How difficult it is to win against 11 men,” the right back wrote, in what many believe is a reference to Barca’s comeback win over Atletico de Madrid last week in the Champions League after Fernando Torres was sent off after 35 minutes. He also went on to praise former Los Blancos midfielders Asier Illarramendi and Esteban Granero.
Asked for his thoughts on Arbeloa’s comments, Pique said: “A player who has started once in 32 games doesn’t deserve a response. I’ll tell my friends to tell me when I’m not a protagonist, either on the pitch or off it.”
The duo continued their feud back on social media shortly afterwards, with Arbeloa making reference to a film Pique mentioned last week. He spelled the word film incorrectly though, missing out the accent. Pique called him out on that, reminding him that the word should have been spelled ‘Peliculón’. In response, Arbeloa brought the argument back to the Torres red card, by saying Pique is correct regarding the use of the accent – similar to the word ‘expulsión’ – which also needs one.