Barca’s Pique could face ban for referee criticism
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique’s one-game ban for being sent
off against Sporting Gijon in the Spanish league could be extended
after accusing the referee of targeting him.
The Spain international was dismissed in the 3-1 win on
Saturday, and later claimed referee Carlos Velasco Carballo’s
decision was premeditated because he had had criticized the
official at halftime.
Victoriano Sanchez Arminio, who heads Spain’s referees
committee, calls Pique’s words ”unfortunate and serious” and says
his organization will present a case to the Spanish football
federation’s disciplinary committee.
Pique will miss Sunday’s game at Racing Santander.
Three-time defending champion Barcelona trails Spanish leader
Real Madrid by 10 points.