Nou time for that

Barcelona fans appear to celebrate after Gerard Pique is sent off against Olympiakos

Video of two passionate Catalan supporters cheering after a red card to La Liga giants is sweeping the internet

A video of Barcelona fans celebrating after Gerard Pique was sent off is sweeping the internet.

Footage shows two passionate supporters cheering as the camera pans to them moments after the red card is brandished.


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Gerard Pique is sent off for Barcelona during their win over Olympiakos

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Barcelona fans celebrate as the camera pans to them after Gerard Pique’s red card

But the Catalan followers may simply have been excited to be on TV.

Pique got a ridiculous red card on Wednesday night for a blatant second yellow after blatantly trying to score with his hand in Barca’s 3-1 Champions League home win over Olympakos.

The Spain ace had surged up the pitch against the Greek giants – with his side already enjoying a comfortable 1-0 lead at home – and tried to steal a sneaky goal.

But the centre-back was caught out by the officials and rightly given his second caution and sent for an early bath.

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The Barcelona supporters cheer after Gerard Pique is given a red card

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Barcelona fans may have been celebrating the fact they were shown on TV

Gerard Pique got two yellow cards

The former Manchester United man insisted he prodded the ball home with his hip but the referee was right to end his night.

The Barca defender was walking a tightrope from the 11th minute when he was booked for a bad foul.

And he gave referee William Collum no choice but to dismiss himself three minutes before half-time.

Barca started the night top of Group D – with two wins from two – and were cruising through an early  own goal.

And that made Pique’s brainless bid for an illegal goal seem even more strange as he now prepares to sit out their next clash in Greece.