Gerard Pique calls surprise press conference for Thursday morning
Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique has been at the heart of controversy over the international break due to comments made back in June and the Spanish international has called a press conference to address the ever-growing polarizing situation the media has created.
Pique has been subjected to boos and whistles from the crowd in Spain’s recent matches since the defender mocked Real Madrid following their treble win last June.
Following Barcelona’s treble win, Pique thanked reggeaton singer Kevin Roldan, who was seen at Cristiano Ronald’s birthday party and distributing photos on social media, which coincided with the team’s downfall.
“Thank you Kevin Roldan, you started it all!”
The innocent jab sparked hate for the defender, forcing the player to boos, whistles and jeers in Spain’s game this past June in near-by Leon and again last Saturday evening in Oviedo.
The RFEF was so concerned that things may reach a head after Pique was spotted out partying in Gijon following Spain’s win over Slovakia that they have reportedly rescheduled Spain’s friendly against England from November 14th at the Santiago Bernabeu, home of the Real Madrid side that Pique mocked in his speech to November 13th in Alicante.
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque, as well as Pique’s teammates and La Roja captain Iker Casillas, have all rushed to defend the Catalan star and have urged the fans to stop whistling the World Cup winner and get over the incident, that spread like wildfire as the Spanish media took hold of the story.
However, Pique has now taken it upon himself to rectify the situation and, according to Cadena SER, has called a last-minute press conference for Thursday morning to address the reports in the media and the jeers from the crowds while with the Spanish national team.