Gerard Pique has been in news for all the wrong reasons in the last few months ever since his relationship with Colombian singer, Shakira, ended after the singer found out about him cheating on her with Clara Chia Marti.
The drama has been going on between the trio ever since as both Shakira and Pique called out each other publicly with Shakira even doing a diss song against Pique and Clara. But in recent days, Pique has been in news for an incident that happened more than a decade ago, his controversial photo with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in which he could be seen very close to the Swedish striker.
Pique revealed the true story behind the viral photo that caused massive intrigue among fans 13 years ago when both Gerard Pique and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were playing for the Spanish club, FC Barcelona.
“FUE SACADA DE CONTEXTO”
😆⚽️ Gerard Piqué, en una charla con el streamer Ibai Llanos, habló de la famosa imagen con Zlatan Ibrahimovic y explicó que la foto fue sacada de contexto:
“Está mi coche y está la prensa. Lo mejor de todo fue la reacción de Zlatan” pic.twitter.com/5Zcinydb9A
— Versus (@SomosVersusPY) March 2, 2023
Talking on the Twitch program, After Kings, Pique revealed that he was in the parking lot with Zlatan, and the photo was taken massively out of context. What made it more hilarious was Zlatan’s reaction which was caught in the photo.
He said: “In that photo, we are in the parking lot of the club. There is my car and there is the press. The photo is totally taken out of context. Best of all, it was Zlatan’s reaction”. I’m a very tactile person, very affectionate. The photographer took the photo at the moment when we were shaking hands. I was inside the training ground, so I don’t think it was someone from the entertainment world,”
Pique further stated that the photo was taken at the moment the duo was shaking hands in the parking lot and he suspected that it wasn’t any paparazzi from the entertainment world who took that photo but someone from the inside because it was in the parking lot of the training ground.
Gerard Pique says he could kiss Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but not in public
In a rather funny and hilarious tone, Pique while talking about the incident further said that he could have actually kissed Zlatan Ibrahimovic but wouldn’t have done so in a parking lot for the media to capture but instead would have done it somewhere private.
A female reporter joked that Zlatan Ibrahimović was gay due to this photo with Gerard Piqué and he replied:
🗣 “Come to my house and you’ll see if I’m gay. And bring your sister too.”
— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) August 30, 2018
He said: “That I could eat my mouth with Zlatan, but not in the parking lot of the club”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also asked about the incident some years back and he vehemently refused the allegations of being gay and even went on to rudely ask the reporter to come to his house with his sister and he’ll prove that he is not gay.
Zlatan had said: “No, no, you and your sister come home now and I will prove that I’m not gay”
The incident went viral years ago before Gerard Pique started dating singer Shakira. Pique would be relieved to have cleared the whole incident in front of the world and silence any speculations of him being gay.