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Barca refuse to follow Liverpool's example in Pique's case

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 06/09/2018

Barcelona has refused to follow Liverpool’s model in treating Gerard Pique who was caught driving without the necessary documentation by the Spanish police.

Barcelona spokesman for the board of directors, Josep Vives agreed that the defender had issues with the local authorities by he refused to give a detailed explanation of the matter involving the Barcelona defender and the police.

"It was not in the order of the day because it is part of the private life of people. This will have to be solved by him," responded Vives.

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"As a club, we have not planted a sanction on him. Nor can he be sanctioned twice for the same thing.

"(But) obviously, the club speaks with all employees when things like this happen, but we will not disclose the content of the conversations. We've spoken with Pique."

But when asked about the similar incident that occurred with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah when he was caught while driving with a mobile phone.

Vives explained that "we respect what Liverpool did" and once again stressed that "the situation occurred in the context of his private life. If it is punishable, it is sanctioned through the regulatory channel. There is a principle that sanctioning twice for the same conduct is unfair."

Barcelona will resume La Liga action with a trip to Anoeta to face Real Sociedad and welcome PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League after the FIFA international break.
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