Gerard Pique facing up to 12-game ban for abusing assistant referee during Barcelona's Spanish Cup defeat to Athletic Bilbao

'I s*** on your w**** of a mother,' said defender

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Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique could miss up to 12 matches for the club after a foul tirade of abuse against an assistant referee.

With Barcelona 1-0 up in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, the 28-year-old was sent off, ending the chance of a famous come-back - they had been down 4-0 to Athletic Bilbao after the first leg.

The Spanish international lost his head after the assistant failed to flag an offside call in the 55th minute.


"I s*** on your w**** of a mother", he angrily told the linesman before he was dragged away by team-mates.

Abusing an official will land Pique with a minimum of a four game suspension, meaning he would miss the fixtures against Athletic Bilbao, Levante, Malaga and a massive trip to Atletico Madrid in early September.

The Spanish football association (LFP) could suspend him for up to 12 matches for the offence.

Pique was also involved in an incident (above) with an offical a week earlier, after he was elbowed by Sevilla striker Ciro Immobile in the Super Cup.

In English, Pique said "f***'s sake, mate, six refs and nobody sees it?"