CELTA 2-2 BARCELONA

Piqué posts cryptic tweet about Rafinha: "We were fated to pretend"

The Barcelona centre-back published a tweet in English, borrowing a line from a song by America group MGMT. Could he be referring to Rafinha?

Barcelona slipped up for the second time since the league restarted, dropping two points away at Celta Vigo on Saturday - a result which could seriously affect their chances of winning LaLiga. After the game in Balaídos, Gerard Piqué took no time to post a comment on social media. The Barcelona posted a simple tweet in English, borrowing a line from a song by US group, MGMT. "We were fated to pretend. To pretend". 

Celta awarded a free-kick on 87 minutes

It seems that Piqué  was referring to Rafinha's part in winning a free-kick awarded to Celta with three minutes of normal time remaining, from which Iago Aspas levelled the game. Piqué protested against the decision to award a free-kick, arguing that during his challenge for the ball there was no contact made with Rafinha, a former Barcelona player. 

Piqué tweet goes viral

By early on Sunday morning, Piqué's tweet had already been retweeted 4.8 thousand times and given 22.5 thousand likes along with hundreds of comments and reactions - some followers included screen grabs of the incident which shows the defender's challenge on Rafinha in sequence.