Few nights back, reports came out of Spain that the Head of Referees in Spain (Sanchez Arminio) had this to say about Gerard Pique’s claims in the media that his red card was premeditated: ”Pique saying his red was premeditated is very bad. We’ll lodge a complaint to the federation.” Indeed, Senor Arminio has seen fit to talk about players having respect for referees and there are claims that Gerard Pique will be sued or at the very least, punished. Let’s briefly go through the events of the Barcelona – Sporting Gijon match. Gerard Pique was given a harsh red for a foul. In the argument that ensued and, moreover, in the post match interview Pique was quoted as saying that he had informed the referee during half time that the push on Seydou Keita was a foul and hence a penalty (and it was). Pique claims that because he told the referee about this incident, that the official took […]