Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has threatened legal action against media outlets that have reported on his public separation from music superstar Shakira.
Since Pique announced his split from Shakira in June, rumours about his personal life have appeared in the Spanish media. He is now threatening to fight back against those reports with potential legal action.
“Gerard Pique has always respected the activity of the media and their right to information, and is fully aware of the fundamental role they play in our society,” part of a statement from Pique read.
“However, in recent weeks there have been interferences that go beyond the limits of legality, for which our client has been forced to request precautionary measures of removal and take legal action against those who alter their family life and violate the rights of their children.”
Off-field distractions have been twinned with on-field disappointment to start the season for Pique. The veteran is yet to make an appearance for Barcelona, following the arrivals of Jules Kounde and Andreas Christensen in the summer.