Gerard Pique has been lambasted by Alfonso Aguilera Rosique. Screenshot/Instagram/aaguilera.rosique-AFP
For fans and teammates, Leo Messi’s departure from Barcelona is bittersweet. One of them, Gerard Pique, publicly expressed his sadness over his leaving, but a family friend argued his remarks were untrue and hypocritical. It was Alfonso Aguilera Rosique who lambasted the centre-back in an Instagram story with a screenshot of the publication ‘Sport.’
“Pique: ‘I cried when Messi left Barca,” read the headline. This did not sit well with Aguilera. You’re so phony and arrogant, Gerard Pique (whose account he tagged), that you not only didn’t cry, but you also informed the mediocre Joan Laporta (who he also tagged) that he had to trade Leo Messi if he wanted to construct a successful squad.”
“The same Messi who rescued you from Zaragoza when no one else wanted you because you had grudges, was jealous, and a lousy teammate,” he added. He was referring to the defender’s time at La Romareda as a young player at La Masia. He became a significant player for Barcelona a few years later.
Aguilera’s rage, in any case, sparked outrage on social media. Many supporters wondered if Messi and Pique had ever had a good connection or what had happened between them for Pique to allegedly beg Laporta to sell a club legend.