Celta Vigo accuse Barcelona's Busquets of 'taking the p***'

The Spain midfielder pretended to take a free-kick seven times on Sunday.

Barcelona have been accused of showing a lack of respect to the opposition.
Barcelona have been accused of showing a lack of respect to the opposition.

Updated at 10.10

CELTA VIGO’S PABLO Hernandez has accused Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets of “taking the p***” and showing a lack of respect during Sunday’s game between the two sides.

The Spain international pretended to take a free-kick seven times, which prompted an angry reaction from Fabian Orellana, who threw a piece of turf at the player and was promptly sent off.

Barca went on to win the game 1-0 thanks to Jeremy Mathieu’s header, but it was Busquets who was at the centre of the post-match reaction.

Hernandez said: “I’m sure Fabian is regretting it, but he wasn’t the only one to think about doing the same thing. I considered it and I was on the bench.

“Pretending to take a free-kick seven times… it’s something that passes through your mind. Some people react in this way and others don’t. More than one of us would have done the same thing.

“You can’t take over a minute to take a free-kick and fake it seven times. It hurts because they’re taking the p***. We are colleagues and I think they should respect us.”

Hernandez added his dismay at the performance of the officials, who he believes regularly give Barcelona a big advantage.

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“It’s obvious, everyone can see it. Little details make a big difference. That’s where Barça’s advantage comes from. There are other people who have to speak on our behalf, we have to concentrate on playing.

“The people upstairs know what they have to do. It’s one thing to do it against a big team and another to do it against a smaller side. It happens to us all the time and it gets on our nerves.”

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