Gerard Pique is being made to pay for his joke at Real Madrid during Barcelona’s Treble celebrations.
The banter-loving Barcelona defender thanked singer Kevin Roldan at Barcelona’s celebrations, implicitly suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo’s ill-advised birthday party was a massive help to the Catalans’ title cause.
To Barcelona fans it was a harmless joke, but not so Madridistas, who have taken it very badly.
With Spain in Leon – a Real Madrid stronghold – for tomorrow’s friendly with Costa Rica, Pique was booed by the majority of the 8,000-strong crowd every time he touched the ball.
The Barcelona man looks like he’s taking it in his stride, however, and laughed about it with Jordi Alba.