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Gerard Pique hits back at Esteban Granero tweet

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Barcelona star Gerard Pique couldn’t resist biting back at former Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero after winning the FIFA Club World Cup on Sunday.

Granero had clearly put Pique’s back up after posting a tweet last week showing Alvaro Arbeloa - who was involved in a public spat with the Barcelona defender earlier this month - celebrating Real Madrid’s tenth European Cup triumph alongside the caption: "Piqué, please forget about your complexes and respect your elders”.

In response to Granero’s tweet, following Barcelona’s 3-0 win over River Plate in Yokohama, Pique posted a photo of 25 trophy emojis and the hashtag #paramissuperiores (for my elders).

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By winning the FIFA Club World Cup, Pique surpassed the legendary Cafu as the defender with most trophies accumulated during his career. Only Dani Alves (29) has won more.

However, by retaliating, Pique has merely escalated the tensions that currently exists between those on either side of the Barcelona/Real Madrid divide.

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Barcelona fans obviously loved Pique's tweet

Sergio Ramos recently called on Pique to show more respect to his fellow professionals after his dig at Arbeloa - he referred to the former Liverpool full-back as a training ground cone - but his Spanish teammate felt the need to have the last word (it’s unlikely to be the last word) after adding yet another winners’ medal to his collection.

There may also have been an aspect of Pique playing to the gallery. In less than 24 hours, the 28-year-old’s tweet has generated over 50,000 retweets and been ‘liked’ in excess of 40,000 times.

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