You are here: HomeSports2023 01 15Article 621287

Soccer News of Sunday, 15 January 2023


Pique jabs Shakira after signing sponsorship deal with Casio

A collage of Pique and Shakira A collage of Pique and Shakira

Gerard Pique has taken Shakira's diss song towards him in good humour after revealing his 7-a-side league struck a sponsorship deal with Casio.

Shakira and Pique, who recently announced his retirement from football, broke up in June 2022 after the former Barcelona defender was reportedly caught cheating.

Since their separation, Shakira’s music has included references to Pique, but never as blatant as her latest release with Argentine producer Bizarrap.

The lyrics for the song appear to have multiple references to Pique, with "traded a Ferrari for a Twingo" and "a Rolex for a Casio" being mentioned, per GOAL.

According to Barca Universal, Pique appeared in a King's League stream on Friday, where he gave a response to Shakira for his 7-a-side league which he is president of.

"We have reached an agreement with Casio in the Kings League to sponsor us. Casio is a great watch, it lasts a lifetime", Pique said via Marca.

The former Barcelona defender added that one of the players of his Kings League will arrive in a Twingo after an agreement with the company.

"I have closed an agreement with Twingo to arrive on Sunday with player number 12 dressed as a clown," Pique said.

Those streaming with Pique couldn't stop laughing at his mocking comment towards Shakira's diss song, with his former team-mate and ex-Man City star Sergio Aguero seen chanting 'Casio' on the video wall behind him.