On October 24, 2023, an amusing incident caught the eye of the internet when Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué took an unexpected tumble off a stage during a promotional event for his King’s League Americas organization. The fall happened as Piqué, seemingly distracted, approached the edge of the stage to sign a jersey for a fan but didn’t notice a gap and ended up falling. The moment was caught on camera and swiftly made its rounds on social media, evoking a mixture of concern and humor among netizens, particularly fans of his ex-partner, pop sensation Shakira.
Shakira’s fandom seemed to find a humorous angle to the mishap, with social media buzzing with witty remarks and playful banter. Some fans jestingly suggested that Shakira released a song celebrating the fall, while others viewed it as a dose of karma, given the couple’s high-profile split in 2022.
This isn’t the first time that the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer’s fans have had a field day at Piqué’s expense. Since their separation, there have been instances of public trolling directed at Piqué, including an episode where fans chanted Shakira’s name as the soccer star entered a Madrid nightclub. The playful, yet pointed, exchanges between the ex-couple and their respective fan bases have continued to be a topic of online chatter.
The relationship between Shakira and Piqué, which spanned from 2011 to 2022, has remained in the public eye even post-separation, with both celebrities receiving their fair share of social media commentary. Furthermore, Shakira has seemingly taken to her music to express her sentiments, with some of her new releases perceived as digs at her ex.
As Gerard Piqué recovers from his fall, the internet continues to revel in the humorous side of the episode, with the singer’s fandom leading the charge. The playful rivalry between fans underscores the lingering public interest in the celebrity ex-couple’s narrative, making such incidents a ripe topic for social banter.
For more on the incident and to view the video of Piqué’s fall, check out the full story on Hollywood Life, The Sun, and TMZ.