Diego Maradona, you ain’t.
Gerard Pique was sent off in Barcelona’s Champions League win over Olympiakos at the Nou Camp after attempting to score a ‘Hand of God’ style goal.
The Catalan centre-back punched the ball over the line from close range after Silvio Proto’s save from Gerard Deulofeu’s shot fell into his path.
Pique, thinking he had doubled Barca’s lead, initially celebrated but the referee and the official behind the goal correctly came to the conclusion that the defender had purposefully used his hand and disallowed the goal.
Pique was then shown a yellow card for handball which was his second caution of the game having been booked for impeding earlier in the game.
Barcelona were left to play the entirety of the second half with ten men.
Lionel Messi calmed the crowd’s nerves with a trademark free-kick before assisting Lucas Digne three minutes later as the hosts went 3-0 up.
Dimitris Nikolaou scored a consolation goal in the 89th minute to counter his own goal that had given Barcelona the lead.
Messi’s free-kick was his 100th in European competition — plenty more to come you would think.
The win means Barcelona maintain their 100% record in the Champions League this season.
Ernesto Valverde’s side are three points clear of Juventus at the top of Group D.
Best to stick to using your feet for the rest of the campaign, Gerard.