Gerard Pique: Barcelona defender says sorry after red card

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has
apologised for being sent off in the second
leg of the Spanish Super Cup but denied
insulting the assistant referee.
The ex-Manchester United player, 28,
confronted the official during Monday's game
against Athletic Bilbao, which they drew 1-1 to
lose 5-1 on aggregate.
"I want to apologise because the attitude with
which I protested was not the correct one," he
"At no point did I direct any insult towards the
assistant referee."
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is
expected to announce Pique's punishment on
Barcelona begin their bid for a sixth La Liga
title in eight years at Bilbao on Sunday.

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