Luis Suarez told Gerard Pique ‘do not f*** with me’ after Barcelona’s 4-3 defeat to Real Betis on Sunday.
Barcelona hosted visiting Real Betis at Camp Nou in a game many expected the home team to come out victorious.
The Spanish champions suffered their second loss in La Liga this season and are now only one point clear at the top of the table.
At the end of the match, several Barcelona players stood in the centre circle and that’s where the brief moment of tension came to the fore.
It was between forward Suarez and Spanish centre back Gerard Pique.
Spanish television channel Movistar caught Pique approaching Suarez before the Uruguayan said: ‘Now you’re going
to f*** me for a pass, do not f*** with me.’
Pique also had words with Arturo Vidal after a mix-up with the Chilean late in the game which cost Barcelona
a chance. Pique told Vidal:
‘If you say ‘mine’ it’s fine, but I have not heard ‘I’ in my life.’
Barcelona were two goals down in the first half before Lionel Messi converted a penalty in the 68th minute.
Giovani Lo Celso restored Betis’ two-goal lead before Vidal netted Barcelona’s second to bring the game to 3-2.
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic was then sent off for a double bookable offense, bringing Barca to a man down.
And Barcelona fell even further behind as Sergio Canales put Betis 4-2 ahead with not much time left on the clock for the Catalans.
They tried to come back into the game but could do only a little.
Messi found the net in injury time but it was indeed too late for Barca to salvage a draw.