El Clásico

Jordi Alba to Kovacic: "Learn how to speak Spanish, idiot"

The Barcelona full back and Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder were picked up by TV cameras in a verbal exchange, in which Alba was seen saying: "learn how to speak first, dickhead” and “shut up, dumb-ass”.

Jordi Alba to Kovacic: "Learn how to speak Spanish, idiot"

The cameras of Spanish TV show ‘El Día Después’ picked up a heated exchange of words between Jordi Alba and Mateo Kovacic during El Clásico on Saturday.

The Barcelona full-back was visibly seen uttering to Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder, Kovacic: “You’re very stupid” and “learn to speak Spanish, idiot”.

JORDI ALBA

“Shut up, dumb-ass”

That was followed by a “learn how to speak first, dickhead” and “shut up, dumb-ass”.

It was unclear what Kovacic said in return as the camera angle was pointed in the direction of his back. The quarrel between the two resulted from a foul by Carvajal on Neymar.

Referee Clos Gómez was in close proximity to the discussion but decided not to intervene. The game finished 1-1 after Sergio Ramos late header cancelled out Luis Suarez’s opener.