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Ramos aims dig at Pique over tweets

Goal.com logo Goal.com 02-03-2017

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos refused to criticise the referee after his side's draw with Las Palmas as he had a dig at Gerard Pique.

The La Liga giants were held to a 3-3 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo's late brace rescuing a point after Gareth Bale was sent off.

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Outspoken Barcelona defender Pique had suggested on Twitter recently Madrid were receiving favourable refereeing decisions in the league.

Despite the Bale red card and conceding a penalty, Ramos was unwilling to blame referee David Fernandez Borbalan, saying he would stay off social media.

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"We are not going to enter into any controversy," he told reporters.

"We said that we will not talk about the referees nor will we put a tweet.

"As I said the other day, sometimes they give [for] you and others take it away."

The result saw Madrid slip a point behind rivals Barca in LaLiga, although they have a game in hand.

Ramos, however, said it would take much more to end the title chances of Zidane's men.

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"We would have liked to remain leaders. We have to self-criticise and turn the page. All teams have ups and downs," he said.

"We have had chances after the end to win the match but it wasn't to be."

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