Sergi Roberto was 'in floods of TEARS' after Barcelona fans booed him

Barcelona star Sergi Roberto was ‘in floods of TEARS’ in the dressing room after his OWN supporters booed him during their humiliating 3-0 Champions League defeat by Bayern

  • Sergi Roberto was jeered by his own fans during Barcelona’s loss to Bayern
  • The homegrown utility man endured a tough night as Bayern ran riot
  • Roberto was in tears afterwards and had to be comforted by his team-mates
  • Gerard Pique hit out at fans over their treatment of Roberto and said it ‘hurt’ him

Sergi Roberto was reportedly in floods of tears in the Barcelona dressing room after his own fans turned on him during their humiliating 3-0 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.

The homegrown utility player was targeted with jeers and boos from large sections of the 40,000 Barcelona supporters and was whistled off when he was substituted in the second half. 

According to AS, Roberto was so devastated by the situation that he was reduced to tears in the dressing room after the match.

Sergi Roberto was reduced to tears after his own fans booed him during the Bayern defeat

Barcelona’s fans were clearly outraged by what was unfolding in front of them as Bayern – who hammed them 8-2 the last time they met – ran riot once again, but Roberto was noticeably being singled out, with boos ringing out every time he touched the ball.

The hostility towards Roberto, who has been a long-standing servant at the club and graduated from their fabled La Masia academy, may have something to do with his contract situation.

Barcelona are eager to reach an agreement with him to extend his current deal, but the 29-year-old seems intent on leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season. 

Senior statesmen Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique were among those said to have comforted Roberto in the dressing room after Tuesday night’s embarrassing defeat.

Roberto, who faces an uncertain future, was given a tough evening by Alphonso Davies

Roberto endured a tough evening, having been run ragged by Bayern’s wide men Alphonso Davies and Leroy Sane, but Barca vice-captain Pique leaped to his defence after the match. 

‘The whistles towards Sergi Roberto are hurtful,’ he said.

‘I would like to remind people that he is a midfielder, not a winger. He has made a sacrifice to adapt to that position on the pitch.

‘People are free to express themselves but I do not like the whistles, they do not help.

Sergio Busquets was of the senior players said to have comforted Roberto (left) after the game

‘I know the person, he is a spectacular human being and he wants more than anything for this club to be successful.

‘I am hurt a lot by this.’

Barcelona were, understandably, pilloried in the Spanish media after the loss, with many concerned Ronald Koeman’s men could struggle to even make out of their Champions League group. 

The five-time European Cup winners face a trip to Benfica at the end of this month in their next group game but will look to bounce back from that ignominious defeat when they host Granada in LaLiga on Monday.

Gerard Pique was unhappy with fans and said he was personally hurt by Roberto’s treatment

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