Gerard Pique’s decided to cut-off shirt sleeves during a game which caused a lot of controversy. The Catalan player has said he is going to retire from the Spanish national team after the 2018 World Cup because of the constant furore around him, especially with this the latest incident.
The player cut the sleeves off his shirt ahead of the Albania clash for comfort but many critics complained that he was doing it because he wanted to cut the Spanish colours off in rebellion.
It has now been revealed what Pique said in the dressing room. “Fuck, these sleeves are too tight, give me scissors to cut them off”.
When he said he didn’t know it would cause such an uproar.
Pique was angry about it and it was the final straw after various incidents which the media and fans have mistreated him in. He announced his retirement from Spain duty after the game, effective from the end of the 2018 World Cup.
“I’ve tried everything but I can’t bear any more, today’s thing with the sleeves is the final straw. I’ve lost the enthusiasm to come here and after Russia, I will be 31, and I will quit the national team.”