Xavi and Puyol were also treated like Pique by the media

spain-controversyThe recent con­tro­ver­sy involv­ing Pique was also wit­nessed by Xavi Her­nan­dez and Car­les Puy­ol. The two play­ers where accused of dis­re­spect­ing their nation­al colours of Spain.

Back in 2007 in a game between Latvia and Spain, there was a con­tro­ver­sy that relat­ed the atti­tude of Xavi and Puy­ol. The foot­ball socks both for­mer Bar­ca men wore was wrapped in such a way that the one could not see the colours of Spain which was locat­ed at the top end of the socks.

Year(s) lat­er, after win­ning the 2008 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship and 2010 World Cup, Xavi HEr­nan­dez said in an inter­view with Mun­do Deporti­vo “They’ve also asked me to choose between Spain and Cat­alo­nia. And I was won­der­ing why they were ask­ing about it. There are many play­ers from Cat­alo­nia who are also part of the Spain nation­al team and the only ones they threw such ques­tions at were Puy­ol and I.”

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