‘Do not f*** with me’: Barca stars Suarez & Pique in post-match spat after Real Betis defeat
Tempers flared between Suarez and defender Pique at the final whistle after Barca crashed to a 4-3 defeat, their first loss at home in more than two years.
Footage captured by Spanish broadcasters Movistar showed Pique and Suarez exchanging words inside the center circle, with Suarez telling Pique: "Now you’re going to f*** me for a pass. Do not f*** with me."
Pique responded simply by saying: "Well, that's it," as he looked to avoid a lengthy confrontation with the notoriously hot-headed striker.
Betis raced into a two-goal lead through Junior Firpo and Joaquin as Barca trailed at the break. But a Lionel Messi penalty reduced the arrears just after the hour mark.
However, Betis added a third through Giovani Lo Celso and while Arturo Vidal's strike gave Barca hope, a red card for Croatian playmaker Ivan Rakitic and a late strike by Sergio Canales put the visitors out of reach.
And when Messi netted his second in stoppage time, it was a mere consolation as Betis handed Barca their first home defeat in La Liga since a 2-1 reverse against Alaves in September 2016.
As well as his spat with Suarez, Pique was also involved in a post-match exchange with Vidal after a mix-up between the pair saw Barca miss out on a crucial late chance.
"If you say 'mine' it’s fine, but I have not heard 'I' in my life," he told the Chilean international.
Barcelona's stars will go their separate ways for the upcoming international break, before returning for a pivotal La Liga clash with fellow title challengers Atletico Madrid on November 24.