Once again, Gerard Pique made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The Spanish center back was sent off against Olympiakos just moments before the half time whistle, when he tried to capitalize on a cross by Gerard Deulofeu. Piqué hit the ball with his hand prior to sending it to the back of the net, but referee William Collum and his goal line assistant didn't hesitate when showing him the red card.
Surprisingly enough, this was Piqué's first red card in the UEFA Champions League. Nevertheless, fans and experts focused more on his blatant display and wasted no time slamming his behaviour against the Greek side.
Gerard Pique sent off, with a second yellow for handballing into the goal. Tried to pretend it went in off his hip. His hips do lie.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 18, 2017
Pique after he retires from football pic.twitter.com/ddObMUjbwB— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) October 18, 2017
When pique sent off pic.twitter.com/9yLP9q9qMW— ™ (@MESSIscored) October 18, 2017
Pique “I don’t see what the problem is. If Real Madrid can score offside goals then we can score with or hands. It’s only fair.” pic.twitter.com/jPmwCvinEM— (@BaguetteFC) October 18, 2017
Pique gets 2nd yellow for handball and has a fit of pique.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 18, 2017
Piqué has been horrible this season. Less independence, more football please.— Jimmy (@FCBJimmy_) October 18, 2017
Pique scored with the most deliberate handball ever and gets a red card.— Guardiolista (@BlueCitizen007) October 18, 2017
Piqué with one of the most stupid dismissals I've ever seen. Two utterly brainless yellow cards. Even Ramos would blush.— Sameer (@Sameer_R13) October 18, 2017
Pique is a walking meme— jonas (@ToastyJonas) October 18, 2017