During the hymn all Spanish football players have placed their arms on the shoulders of each other. When the camera has reached Pique he had given the finger to it. The episode was shown in TV broadcasts and had risen a wave of dissatisfaction among fans and commentators. The defender of “Barcelona” is known as one of the most active follower of Catalonia independence.
“I was just snapping the fingers during the hymn. Let us avoid scandals and try to win Euro together”,- Pique has written in his “twitter”.