Wishing to welcome the withdrawal of English clubs from the Super League, Gerard Pique took a violent backlash.
Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, Jordan Henderson, Pep Guardiola or Mesut Özil. Many football players were quick to react and share their discontent after the announcement on Sunday of the creation of the Super League. Others waited for the tide to turn to show their disapproval. This is particularly the case of Gerard Piqué, who thus reacted to the announcement of the withdrawal of English clubs on Tuesday evening.
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“Football belongs to the fans. Today more than ever ”, he wrote on Twitter to welcome the mobilization of English supporters for 48 hours. A mobilization that participated in the retreat of the six Premier League clubs involved in the Super League, which also had to deal with the hostility of the English authorities, ready to do anything to prevent the project from going to an end.
But it is clear that the message of the Barcelona defender has gone badly. The reason ? The Spain international was behind the redesign of the Davis Cup in 2019. The most emblematic of tennis competitions had been completely redesigned by his company Kosmos, which had acquired the rights to the event at a high price. secular. The Davis Cup has indeed turned into a mini-World Cup which takes place in the fall and brings together the best world nations in one place, depriving the event of the highly charged atmosphere that had made its legend.
Gerard Pique was therefore entitled to a round of comments, some from players.
What about DAVIS CUP ?!?
– Nico Mahut (@nmahut) April 21, 2021
What about tennis ?? #DavisCup https://t.co/28RjJliKqb
— EdouardRogerVasselin (@ERogerVasselin) April 21, 2021
Isn’t it coming from the guy who came to destroy our sport ?
— Jonathan Eysseric (@joneysseric) April 21, 2021
And the Davis Cup, right? ? pic.twitter.com/cBh1VL4SgC
– Super Zinedine Zidane – Ya Tú Saes @ (@YoDeZidaneSaes) April 20, 2021