Gerard Pique came under the spotlight yet again after taking a nasty fall during an event. As he engaged with fans during the event, he had a rather intense-looking fall from the stage, leaving many surprised.
The incident took place as Pique approached the edge of the stage, seemingly unaware of the gap that lay before him. In a video clip capturing the unfortunate incident, he appeared to be engrossed in a phone call or listening to something through a speaker.
A fan eagerly extended a jersey for him to sign, and Pique, still seemingly preoccupied with his phone, moved closer to oblige. This is when he took an unexpected tumble from the stage. Subsequently, event staff rushed to his aid, helping him to his feet.
Gerard Pique went to sign a fans shirt but then this happened…
— CentreGoals. (@centregoals) October 25, 2023
Despite the potentially painful experience for Gerard, some fans of Shakira found humor in the incident and made lighthearted comments. They couldn’t resist teasing the former defender, suggesting that Shakira’s mystical powers might be at play.
Social media reactions included comments like, “Shakira’s still playing with that voodoo doll, I see,” and “Shakira owns the earth and now it’s taking care of him too, we love to see it”. Another fan commented, “Shakira planned it”. While a user blames Shakira and says, “We can all agree that we have Shakira to blame for this”.
Shakira planned it😭
— aday_cfc (@aday__7) October 25, 2023
However, this incident isn’t the first time Gerard Pique has been on the receiving end of teasing from his ex’s fans since their high-profile split in 2022. In a nightclub in Madrid back in July, some individuals chanted Shakira’s name as he entered, making it evident that their connection still resonated with many.
Gerard Pique sees Rafa Marquez as a coaching star on the rise
Gerard Pique has recently expressed his confidence in Barcelona Atletic’s head coach, Rafa Marquez, as a potential future leader of the first team at the Camp Nou.
Marquez has been at the helm of Barcelona Atletic since the summer of 2022 and extended his contract for an additional year last summer. Pique believes that Marquez’s time with the subsidiary team has been a valuable learning experience and that he is now prepared for more significant coaching roles.
“He’s in a learning process as a coach right now and I am sure that in the future we will see him on a bench in LaLiga. We will see if that is with Barca or another team, but he’s preparing excellently.”
— Football España (@footballespana_) October 25, 2023
In a recent interview with ESPN, Gerard Pique spoke highly of Rafa Marquez’s coaching abilities and his readiness for the challenges that lie ahead. Pique stated, “Yes, for sure. Rafa is more than ready for a range of things [such as coaching Barcelona] because of the attitude he has, his knowledge of the game, and his experience”.
“He’s in a learning process as a coach right now, and I am sure that in the future, we will see him on a bench in LaLiga. We will see if that is with Barça or another team, but he’s preparing excellently,” Pique added.
As of now, Barcelona has no immediate need for a new head coach, with Xavi Hernandez at the helm. Since taking charge in November 2021, Xavi has already led the team to reclaim the league title, showcasing his coaching prowess. In recent news, Hernandez extended his contract with the club until 2025, demonstrating the club’s faith in his leadership.