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Fans are unhappy with what Jordi Alba said to Mateo Kovacic during El Clasico

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Saturday’s Clasico was relatively tame compared to past meetings between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Referee Clos Gomez only brandished six yellow cards during the 90 minutes and nobody was sent off.

There were a few little altercations, though, including one between Jordi Alba and Mateo Kovacic.

Alba was seen shouting towards the Croatia international and Spanish TV have now revealed what the Spanish left-back said.

It’s caused a bit of a stir on social media, too.

Video: What Alba said to Kovacic

Alba was seen saying to Kovacic: “You’re very stupid. You sh*t. Learn to speak Spanish!”

Alba criticised for his comments

The 27-year-old has been criticised for his comments with some people, according to 101 Great Goals, even describing them as xenophobic.

Real Madrid fans have defended Kovacic, claiming that not only does he speak Spanish but he also speaks Croat, Catalan, Italian and English.

Video: Kovacic does speak Spanish

Here’s proof that he does indeed speak Spanish…

Words are said in the heat of the moment out on the football pitch but players need to be careful otherwise, like Alba, they might find themselves in hot water.

Reaction on Twitter

Here’s how Twitter has reacted to Alba’s comment…

Madrid equalised after Kovacic went off

Kovacic played 86 minutes in the Clasico before he was substituted for the exciting Mariano Diaz.

Four minutes later and Los Blancos scored the equalising goal through Sergio Ramos, who cancelled out Luis Suarez’s 53rd-minute opener.

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Topics:
Jordi Alba
La Liga
Real Madrid
Football
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Barcelona
Mateo Kovacic

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