Sergio Ramos has taken a dig at his International teammate Gerard Pique and his anti-Real Madrid outbursts on twitter.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique recently took to twitter to highlight the differences in journalism by Madrid-based news outlets AS and Marca when it came to reporting similar incidents between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“Against the same teams. 8 points. Those clips are from the Madrid press, if you doubted,” Pique posted on twitter, along with pictures that displayed headlines describing a wrongly disallowed Barcelona goal vs Malaga and a goal scored by Sergio Ramos which should not have stood against the same opposition, along with the penalty awarded on Sunday, and a handball by Villarreal against Barcelona which the referee failed to spot.
Contra los mismos equipos. 8 puntos. 8 y tal. Los recortes son de prensa de Madrid por la duda. pic.twitter.com/nZUDgrjuVd
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) February 26, 2017
And now, Sergio Ramos has finally made an indirect reply to these complaints by his fellow compatriot, by taking a dig at these social media outbursts.
The Real Madrid captain spoke after his side’s 3-3 draw against Las Palmas at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, wherein Cristiano Ronaldo rescued the men in white in an eventful game which involved Gareth Bale getting sent off and Ramos conceding a penalty.
But despite these decisions going against Zinedine Zidane’s men, Ramos was adamant on not blaming the referees, as opposed to his Barcelona counterparts.
“We are not going to enter into any controversy,” the defender told the reporters during his post-match interview (via Goal). “We said that we will not talk about the referees nor will we put a tweet. As I said the other day, sometimes they give [for] you and others take it away.”
He concluded by talking about his team’s slip up which led to the dropping two valuable points at home, stating: “We would have liked to remain leaders. We have to self-criticise and turn the page. All teams have ups and downs. We have had chances after the end to win the match but it wasn’t to be.”