Pique: Cheryshev saga funny, but…

Gerard Pique admits he found the Denis Cheryshev saga ”funny” when it first broke but has now lent his support to the Real Madrid winger.

The Barcelona centre-back reopened a can of worms when he tweeted a series of laughter emotes in the wake of revelations Los Blancos were facing expulsion from the Copa del Rey for playing the apparently-banned Russian against Cadiz on Wednesday.

“I was watching a Leo Harlem sketch … Just kidding, you know me! I found it funny,” he told reporters.

“My support goes to Cheryshev. He’s a professional footballer and hopefully it’ll resolved quickly.

“I remember being shown a fifth yellow card against Atletico Madrid [on the final day of the 2013-14 season], and I knew I wouldn’t be able to play the first game of the following season.

“I’m a curious guy, so I called the club to find out.

“Carlos Naval is our match delegate. I don’t know who Real Madrid’s is, but they have plenty of staff on their books.”

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