Gerard Pique: 'I'm not a dirty player'

Gerard Pique
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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he not a "dirty player" following his sending-off in their 3-2 defeat to Real Sociedad on Saturday.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said that he is not a player who suffers from disciplinary problems following his sending-off against Real Sociedad on Saturday.

The centre-back received two bookable offences in the 3-2 defeat but defended himself, claiming that he is not a "dirty player".

"I don't consider myself a dirty player at all, but I was given my marching orders," Pique was quoted as saying to Marca.

"They were two isolated instances where the referee decided to give a yellow card, and that's that. We have to accept it."

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova revealed after the game that he had already warned Pique at half time when the player was still on a yellow card.

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