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Controversial Gerard Pique causes another stir on Twitter

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 17/07/2017

Controversial Gerard Pique causes another stir on Twitter

Gerard Pique has caused a stir on Twitter with the tweet he posted following Roger Federer’s victory in the Wimbledon Men’s Singles final.

The defender showed his support for the Swiss tennis star as he tagged him as one of the three greatest sportsmen he has ever seen along with NBA legend Michael Jordan and his Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi after the tennis superstar recorded a convincing victory over Marin Cilic.

This was a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title for Federer who, in the eyes of many, has cemented his status as the greatest tennis player of all time.

However, his tweets received many comments, in fact - from perturbed Twitter users naming various other sporting legends including Michael Schumacher, Tiger Woods, Pele, and Diego Maradona.

A Real Madrid fan took a different approach with his reply to Pique’s tweet by asking Pique of the greatest robbery he has ever seen.

The fan went on to post of Pique’s handball in the Champions League semi-final victory over Chelsea in 2009.

“What about the greatest robbery you've ever seen?” read the caption.

The game between Chelsea vs Barcelona was highly remembered for its controversies and referee misconduct as the Blues were denied four penalties against Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona on that fateful night at Stamford Bridge.

Referee Tom Henning Øvrebø, whose reputation sadly never recovered after this infamous match. Iniesta sent the visitors to the finals after a 93rd minute equalizer. The match also saw Michael Ballack and Didier Drogba losed their cool at the incidient created by the referee.