Spanish Primera Liga

Refs' chief asks for Pique suspension

March 5, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Barcelona's red-carded defender Gerard Pique could face further punishment after he claimed his sending-off against Sporting Gijon had been "premeditated" by the referee.

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Pique was the last man when he tangled with Sporting's Miguel De las Cuevas on the edge of the area and was given his marching orders by referee Carlos Velasco Carballo shortly after half-time in Barca's 3-1 win.

The Spanish international later voiced his ...

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