It appeared that the stand-offs between Real Madrid and Barcelona were long forgotten, especially after the departure of Jose Mourinho to North London outfit Chelsea.
However, the controversy between the two big Spanish clubs has resurfaced after the controversial victory of Real Madrid against minnows Elche.
Gerard Pique tweeted on his Twitter account a few choice words in reference to what happened in the Elche-Real Madrid game: “Watching a comedy on Canal+, they’re always good at this time of night!”
Then Real Madrid’s Alvaro Arbeloa decided to send a reply and answered Piqué via Twitter: “Happy with the 3 points! I’m delighted some people have changed the theatre for the cinema!”
The reference to theatre by Arbeloa reminds us of what Mourinho said in 2006 after a Chelsea vs Barcelona Champions League game.
In that match Asier del Horno was sent off for a tackle on Leo Messi and Mourinho felt it was feigned by the Argentine: “The score is 2-1. What can we do? Are we going to suspend Messi for theatrics? Yes, he’s used theatrics. Catalonia is a land of culture and they know what theatre is. Theatre is good, “said the Portuguese coach at a press conference.
Real Madrid coach Ancelotti also has words for Gerard Pique at a press conference: “He has to think about playing and not talking, it’s better on the field than off it,” replied the Italian.
With both players seemingly trolling each others clubs, it looks like the Madrid-Barca rivalry is as strong as ever. It’s even funnier now that social media networks help to take the trolling and rivalry to new levels!