March 26th, 2012

Is Shakira A Modern Day Yoko Ono?

Barcelona fight with coach Guardiola new contract Yoko John Lennon


There are multiple scenarions in which a play could get the literal boot from his club, but dating a celebrity is not a reason we’ve previously heard of.

According to a new report, Shakira is posing a serious threat to her boyfriend’s professional career at Barcelona, with coach Pep Guardiola supposedly threatening to walk away from a new deal with the club unless the 25-year-old defender goes first. One of the primary reasons for such an about face, it seems, is that Pep feels Shakira is too big of a distraction for one of his star players.

Allegedly, Guardiola isn’t exactly thrilled with the influence of the Latin pop star on his player’s game, deeming Shakira “too big of a distraction” for Piqué. The press accusing Shakira of being the club’s own Yoko Ono doesn’t help either.

On the other hand, a few outlets paint a problematic relationship between player and manager dating back to last summer when Pique and his girlfriend went on white water rafting and jet skiing holidays – activities banned by Barcelona to prevent any injuries to their squad members.

“In the pictures, he was white-water rafting; an activity not allowed by the team,” NESN reports. “He had been late to training as recently as October and has consistently broken team rules.”

Apparently this story also serves to explain why Pique didn’t play in Germany: if he could allow himself to be so distracted in public, what would he be capable of on the pitch. This particular theory does not factor in the impromptu trip the couple took to the Amalfi coast on 15th of March or the purported sex tape made by the pair, however.

So Kickettes, we know you’re gonna have a lot to say on the matter, but let it be known we think several of these stories are a hefty load of BS. Concur, disagree, or supply us with your supporting story links and fun images of Gerard’s abdominals in the comments.

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59 Responses to “Is Shakira A Modern Day Yoko Ono?”

  1. Andrea says:

    Shakira is flawless and incapable of error. If she chooses to date Pique, we mere mortals are in no position to question it, no matter how he plays. His teammates, coach, and the people of the Spain should rejoice.

    In seriousness, rumors like this are just a manifestation of misogyny. Just pure woman-hating, as old as blaming the fall of man on Eve when it was Adam that ate the stupid apple.

  2. eva says:

    Hey mods! I'm Eva….I don't think I ever changed my name on here….but I must say that Pique is an adult. He seems a bit on the entitled side to me, but that's JMO. Pique spit on an older guy during the world cup celebration….that says so much about the person that he is…I've been turned off to him ever since. He just seems disrespectufl and rude to me.

  3. Juliette says:

    I say thank God that a professional footballer has fallen in love and not put football as his top priority! Come on girls, you'd love it if a professional sportsman fell for you, and his game 'slipped' a little because he was hopelessly in love. I am no fan of Shakira, but you can see that she has got a genuine smile, and you wouldn't really say that she herself is a nasty person. I think she's giving Pique the time of his life, and he loves her company. Good luck to Shakira and Pique, I'm just praying and hoping that the same love bug hits Lionel Messi and he too will put his love for a woman before football.

  4. Beeeee says:

    but that would make Pique, John Lennon AND LOL NO SWEET BABY JESUS MY GOD NO THERE IS NO WAY NO. Poor comparison, imo.

  5. Ash Menon says:

    I don't see why we're blaming her here. There are many men who are able to juggle demanding careers with very involving relationships. If Pique can't man up to the demands his social life has put on him, it's up to him to make some choices.

  6. WooHoo says:

    they are unbearable together, we all know its fake & that they are just doing for more media attention

    • Kristina says:

      Well, I haven't talked to Gerard or Shakira for a while now but if you have then you're probably right.

  7. Jazzè says:

    Bullshit; Pep And Pique said on numerous occasions that they have an Absolutely good relationship! They said it more then 7 times in the past 4 months. There are recent pictures of Pep and Gerard laughing, hugging and talking to each other. I.E. Nothing indicates a problem between Shakira and Pep or Pep and Gerard.

  8. nduru bah says:

    pique have to take his own decisions on it own,he is the man.

  9. [...] Oh no! Shakira is a football Yoko Ono, apparently, single-handedly breaking up the Barca band with her sexy Latin hips. // Kickette [...]

  10. Nienke says:

    I don't like Shakira. I used to love her, then she dumped me to go on vacation with him, so now I really dislike her.
    And I do think that she has changed since she's been with Pique. But I believe Pique and Shakira are separate from each other (except when their faces are glued together) and Pique does not play worse because of Shakira. I think he might just be having a bad period or something else…
    I would not blame Shakira for this, they are Pique's own actions and it's BS that Pep wants Pique to leave. That is definitely untrue. Personally I think everyone is just surprised that a not-so-world-famous-footballer is in a relationship with a world famous superstar and that it is actually lasting. (Although I hope it won't because she seriously annoys me and she ruins my image of Barça and especially of Pique.)

  11. Sarah, Madrid says:

    hmmm..Shakira was a madridista, maybe that's her way of showing her support to RM and pretending to be cule, date pique, get pep to leave, yes! it is working! xD * evil laugh*

    Of cousre that's old bench of BS, biggest BS is thinking that Pep jealous of Shakira and Pique, that's really funny! if anything Pique is jealous of Pep and his gorgeous family!

  12. AmelieLenoir says:

    its what the cougars always do.

  13. Rachel says:

    He should take an example to Xavi. Just stay single and you play fantastic!

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  14. Rainbowslollipops says:

    I heard she wants to have kids already!! *eeekk*

  15. TheOzil says:

    Boy Needs To Keep It Together!

  16. camille says:

    Right, it's Shakira's fault because Gerard Pique is somehow not an adult human being who has been responsible for his own behavior in the past, including doing things like moving to England at 17 to play for Manchester United. But now he's being forced to jet ski in violation of his contract with Barca? Pfft. I don't know why tabloid/celebrity gossip culture is so anti-woman all the time, and yes, I feel like an idiot for participating.

  17. footballa says:

    Pique just needs to focus and abide by the rules and there will be no problems. I think Guardiola or Pique leaving is BS. Such a successful club would not allow this to happen. They both need to stay . If Pique wants to avoid being replaced by youngsters like Marc Bartra and others, he should listen to what the coach has to say.

  18. Agnes Wonka says:

    Yes, Piqué is too distracted pretending that relationship is real.
    I know I'll get thumbs down, I'm so used that you disagree with me about this two.

  19. Natalie says:

    I kinda agree, even though i like her songs very much

  20. chay says:

    For crying out loud. Yes, go blame the girlfriend, now would you? That really irks me.

    I agree with Cait: He's old enough to know what he's doing. If anything, this is showing that he loves to love his woman and loves to live life, and it's not always about work (although his line of work is not really work).

  21. Laura says:

    I admit, I find some savage pleasure in blaming Shakira for absolutely anything negative happening with Pique or Barca.

  22. Rachael says:

    Piqué needs to wake up and realise just how lucky he is to play for Barca and show a bit of respect for the fans he gets paid enough to abide by a few rules to ensure he gives his best performance although to blame Shakira sounds a bit daft. Maybe they could get scary Puyol to have a few words never see him getting distracted!

  23. littlegreenpea says:

    if this results in either of them leaving the club, Shakira will be to blame. I hope it doesn't come to that.

  24. FootyGirl says:

    It may just be jealousy, but I do think Pique's performance levels have dropped since he started dating Shakira.

    • Annmarie says:

      couldn't agree more

    • cupcakes says:

      And coincidentally her last album was a bit pants too. Pole dancing to Pitbull anyone? Maybe he's HER Yoko too!

      • Ash Menon says:

        The sad fact is that that video does absolutely CRAP justice to the song itself. If you listen to the album sans music videos, you'll enjoy it a LOT more.

    • Lila says:

      His performance indeed dropped. I know we cant rely on a footballer's intelligence but still i didnt think he was that stupid to let a woman effect his game – afterall he was last years best defender along with Puyol.

  25. Barceloneta says:

    According to the rumors about Pep Guardiola since decades, I think that he's jealous….of Shakira.

  26. Hamatha says:

    Ha ha…Nice article. I just published a similar piece on Sara Carbonero –…

    I don't think Shakira can be called a Yoko Ono, though. Pique has always had his ups and downs. Casillas is pretty stable, but since they've been going out, there's been a huge change in his attitude. Could be just creepy old Mou, but I think he's just distracted by her even though I must admit that they do a pretty good job of staying out of the press….

  27. shevaughn says:

    Pique needs to get his priorities straight!!!! he loves her okay whatever but is she worth leaving Barca? i swear if he does get transfered they better get shittin' married because i don't think any woman is more important than football to any player!

  28. Kristina says:

    I don't think Shakra has anything to do with it. I think it's bull. But if Pep has a problem with Pique I would rather guess it has something to do with the reasons stated above. That he has broken several club rules. And I think that has more to do with the kind of person Pique is, than with any influence from Shakira.

  29. D0li says:

    Pique might be sold at the summer transfer window.. I only wonder what will happen to him during the Spanish games.

    I think it's a bit ignorant to blame Shakira for Barcelona doing bad, as it is a team effort, not just Pique's.

    Also, does anyone know what ever happened to the sex tape rumors? Was anything leaked, or did they just pay the people off?

    • Kristina says:

      Or maybe, here's a crazy thought, there was no sex tape? :)

    • DebS says:

      I don't think they're (he's?) blaming Pique for the team's performance, just Pique's which has been not as good as it has in the past.

      IF Pique leaves Barca, I can't see that his playing on the Spanish team will be affected by that. The only thing that should affect him playing/being called up would be his form or lack of playing time, similar to what happened with Torres & Pedro in the last game.

  30. Loninha - Brasil says:

    Shakira for me does not matter anymore!

  31. Cait says:

    I don't think it's fair to blame Shakira. Pique is old enough to make decisions for himself

  32. Lola says:

    And maybe Pep is just jealous of the fact that Pique is dating Shakira.

    • Utd Girl says:

      Haha this made me laugh even though it is highly unlikely!

    • Mrs Guardiola says:

      Hmm, on the one hand I could interpret this comment as being decidedly tongue-in-cheek and leave it at that.

      But because I am his biggest obsessive, I have to say that I severely doubt Josep is the kind of superficial testosterone-fulled idiot who'd look past his own gorgeous wife and three children to envy a man half his age for his popstar girlfriend rather than focussing on his own biggest obsession; Barcelona FC and how to keep the beautiful engine running.

      But I'll go for tongue-in-cheek. ;-)

      • Lola says:

        Of course it's a joke-obviously people didn't see it that way.And you can be married and be jealous of someone dating Shakira LOL

        • cesc_entreri says:

          Well, it is defenitly true that you can be married and still be jealous of who someone else is dating.

  33. Spaniardlover5 says:

    If Shakira is the cause of either Gerard or Pep leaving Barca, she's going to be DEAD to me and basically every other Barca fan.

    • FootyFanUSA says:

      Amen sista!

    • aisling says:

      I am with you on that. But if one does have to go it has to be pique there is no way we can lose pep. But it does look like pique has changed since meetinng shakira. I think she is the boss in the relationship. But either way barca is not about pique or shakira its about the team being the best in the world ;)

    • camille says:

      This is literally an insane perspective. You have two people involved in an alleged dispute and you're going shopping for a third party to blame? Pique's an idiot for (allegedly) jeopardizing his career with one of the greatest teams in all of history and I don't see how it's anyone else's fault.

  34. Josh Tarrant says:

    It all smells a bit similar to Posh n Becks doesnt it. Fergie got tired of the circus and got rid of him.

    It would be a massive loss for both Barce and Pique if he moved on. But would welcome him back to United as a potential Rio replacement.

    He can jet ski all he wants up and down Manchester Canals!

    • Carvivlie says:

      I immediately thought of Posh and Becks too. He went off to Spain so no reason Pique can't go to England. Arsenal could use him!

    • Sergz says:

      If Fergie thought Becks life with Posh was too distracting, then why would he buu Pique who has a similar life AND who breaks team rules & and is late for training (Becks actually followed them).

      He is an amazing player, but don't think Fergie would put up with him. :)

      • TheRamos says:

        HeyHey Now lets no put Pique and Becks in the same catagory.
        Come on Pique is a ok player, more of a cute face than anything else.Becks had actual talent. I doubt any club as big as Barca would pay for him…his not that great…Well not as good until a couple years ago and his getting old(insocceryrs) so he needs to get his life straight!