Samuel Umtiti appeared riled up after being allegedly subjected to racial insult, as the Frenchman was seen getting restrained by Gerard Pique.
According to BeIN Sport (via The Sun), the Catalan defender was allegedly described as a “black w***e” by an opponent, which provoked Umtiti enough to try to enkindle a fight.
However, the composed reaction from Gerard Pique might have saved the France international from having to deal with ugly consequences, as the Spaniard was seen controlling his angry teammate at full-time.
Although a footage which exposed the Frenchman’s attempt to get to the man who insulted him had emerged, the accused is still hidden in the dark. Furthermore, in the footage, the fuming Barca man was reportedly seen reiterating, “Why this phrase?” in Spanish.
Fortunately, the enraged figure was pacified down by his teammates, as Pique drove him away from the pitch and to the dressing room with absolute compassion. This prevented the heated incident from elevating further, causing major troubles for related figures.
Regardless, it’s reportedly uncertain as of now whether the Catalan club would lodge an official complaint concerning the Espanyol squad member’s oral actions.