RFEF investigate Pique for Espanyol celebrationFebruary 16, 2018
The Spanish FA (RFEF) have opened an investigation into Gerard Pique’s celebration for Barcelona against Espanyol earlier this month.
After controversially saying that Espanyol are not from Cornella, it was fitting that Pique would be the man to pop up with a late equaliser against Barcelona’s Catalan rivals two weeks ago.
His header leveled the score after Gerard Moreno’s opener, and he celebrated wildly indicating to the home fans at the RCDE Stadium to be quiet after a barrage of abuse throughout the game.
Espanyol fans have spent many of the past years chanting about Pique, his wife Shakira and their children with abusive songs and he is often one of the most booed and whistled men in Spain when he visits the stadium.
Whilst it was understood no action would be taken against Pique for his celebration, ESPN have now claimed that the RFEF have confirmed they will open an investigation into the incident.
Espanyol, it is understood, did not report the incident, they had complained prior to the match about his comments regarding their club.
La Liga president Javier Tebas was quick to call Pique’s action ‘wrong’ and ‘provocative, whilst Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu defended the Catalan defender.