‘Here is your king’ said Pilate to the Jews. When they saw him the chief priests and the guards shouted, ‘Crucify him! Crucify him!’ Pilate said, ‘Take him yourselves and crucify him: I can find no case against him’. ‘Take him away, take him away!’ they said. ‘Crucify him!’ ‘Do you want me to crucify your king?’ said Pilate. The chief priests answered, ‘We have no king except Caesar’. So in the end Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.
John 19: 14-17 (Jerusalem Bible)