Gerard Pique falls down a HOLE at Kings League Americas launch event

Leave the stage to Shakira! Gerard Pique disappears into a HOLE at an event while being distracted by his phone – but escapes unhurt from fall

  • Pique attended the launch event for his Kings League Americas competition
  • He did not spot a gap by the stage and fell down a hole in front of onlooking fans
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Former Barcelona star Gerard Pique fell down a hole by the stage at the launch of his Kings League Americas competition on Tuesday night.

The Kings League is a seven-a-side tournament that was established by Pique in Barcelona last year, and he is now looking to take the event to North America.

Pique attended the launch event, and following a presentation he made his way to the side of the stage to greet fans.

The 36-year-old appeared to be listening to a voice message on his phone and went to take a Barcelona shirt from a fan to sign it, but failed to spot a gap between the stage and the barrier holding the fans back.

As a result, Pique fell through the gap and disappeared completely from sight, leaving fans anxiously looking over the barrier to check that he was not hurt.

Gerard Pique was going to sign a Barcelona shirt given to him by a fan, but did not spot a gap by the stage and fell down a hole

Pique’s former partner Shakira (centre) has made the stage her own for over two decades as one of the world’s biggest pop stars

Pique and Shakira had an 11-year relationship before they split last summer

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There was no sign of Pique for several seconds afterwards, and following the drop of approximately two metres there were concerns he could be badly hurt.

However, it is understood that he managed to escape uninjured from the incident.

The World Cup winner has regularly been in the news over the last 18 months following his split from pop star Shakira last year.

The couple, who have two children together, announced the end of their 11-year relationship in June 2022, with Shakira claiming Pique had been unfaithful.

Shakira is known for producing some of the biggest pop hits in the world for over two decades including ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and ‘Whenever, Wherever’.

The dance moves that accompany her singing have made her a natural on-stage performer, whereas Pique’s moment on the big stage went badly wrong on Tuesday.

Pique is now in a relationship with Clara Chia Marti, who is 10 years his junior.

Pique retired from football at the start of the year after a trophy-laden 15-year stay at Barcelona.

Prior to this, he spent two years at Manchester United, winning the Premier League and Champions League with the club.

Since hanging up his boots, Pique has turned his attention to making a success of his Kings League idea, working alongside other notable former footballers including Iker Casillas and Sergio Aguero.

He will hope his unfortunate fall off the stage on Tuesday was not a sign of things to come. 


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