Pique plays down whistling

Gerard Pique has played down home fans booing him during Spain’s draw with Colombia on Wednesday in Murcia.

The Barcelona defender was repeatedly asked to comments on his own nation’s fans booing him and eventually appeared to become irritated with the line of questioning and took aim at the media.

"Why does it interest you so much?" Pique is quoted by Marca when questioned about the whistling.

"Why do you give it so much attention? Why don't you talk about the football? You have been asking me about this for a year and a half and it's [the media] who make it a big issue.

"Even if people don't whistle, you run polls asking if they should whistle me.

"Do you think it's because they believe I support independence? Because I have never made my position on independence known."

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