Iker Casillas and Gerard Pique recently had a humorous exchange on the King’s League matchday 6 preview on Friday. The pair talked about refereeing problems with several past incidents being recalled.
The pair were both fierce opponents in El Clasico with Pique representing Barcelona and Casillas as the captain of Real Madrid. So inherently they carried that rivalry spilled into the King’s League.
The Kings League is a Spanish seven-a-side soccer league established in 2022 by Pique with other known soccer celebrities and YouTubers. Casillas is chairman of the 1K team in the King’s League. Sergio Aguero also has a team called Kunisports and even featured in some matches.
Regularly they join each other in the Kings League discussions, which makes for entertaining content.
The discussion started when Gerard Pique recalled a penalty that was given to Real Madrid against Elche by an ex-Spanish Laliga referee, Cesar Muniz Fernandez. The incident had taken place during the 2012-13 campaign in the very last league match. The game was tied 1-1 but then a penalty on Pepe was given. Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to take it and scored winning the game for the Los Blancos.
Pique jokingly said, “This is one of the most historic of Madrid’s embarrassments, one of them,”
Casillas was not happy at all and in no mood to back down after hearing these statements about his lifelong club. He quickly snapped, “Disgrace was you against Chelsea, my friend,”
El brutal zasca de Iker Casillas a Gerard Piqué. 🤣😂pic.twitter.com/H5KfLhpuUa
— REAL MADRID ♥️ (@AdriRM33) February 10, 2023
The statement was a recall to the infamous refereeing controversy created in Barcelona’s Champions League semi-final clash against Chelsea in 2009. Referee Tom Ovrebo was heavily criticized for not giving a penalty to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The game ended with Didier Drogba saying “It’s a f***ing disgrace!!” to the camera which became an infamous moment in Champions League football.
Pique obviously could not respond to the statement due to the controversy involved and simply ended the topic with “I don’t want to get into this,”
However, the exchange was clearly friendly since both of them were laughing at the end.
Pique and Casillas may have been rivals for their respective clubs but they were teammates in the Spanish national team. The pair won a World Cup and two Euros side by side in what many call one of the greatest international sides of all time.