Barcelona centre-half Gerard Pique has said that it 'bothers him' to see Real Madrid supporters boo their own players despite progressing in the Champions League.
There was a stark contrast between scenes at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday and at the Camp Nou on Wednesday; Barcelona supporters cheered their team on throughout the 90 minutes despite losing, while Madrid's 'boo boys' whistled Cristiano Ronaldo even though he bagged a hat-trick in a 6-3 aggregate win over Bayern Munich.
After the game Ronaldo hit back at Real Madrid's supporters, with the Metro quoting him as saying: "I only ask that the fans don’t whistle me because I always do my best, I work and help Real Madrid."
Pique, who cut a frustrated figure at the end of his side's goalless second-leg draw with Juventus, responded to the Bernabeu faithful on social media by admitting how it 'bothers' him.
"It bothers me to see how the Camp Nou supports their team despite being eliminated; then [Real Madrid] receive whistles, in spite of qualifying." he wrote on Twitter.
Escuece ver como el Camp Nou aplaude a su equipo a pesar de quedar eliminado. Están acostumbrados a los silbidos, a pesar de clasificarse... pic.twitter.com/FI0B6z1Nwp
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) April 20, 2017
Needless to say, Pique will be in store for a feisty reception this weekend as Barcelona travel to the Santiago Bernabeu or El Clasico.
The Catalan giants are just three points behind their arch-rivals but the league-leaders still have a game in hand.
Luis Enrique will be hoping that his side can at least win one trophy before he leaves at the end of the season, with the Copa Del Rey looking most likely as they face Deportivo Alaves on May 27th.