Gerard Pique is one of the greatest football players in FC Barcelona. He participated and contributed to the victories of La Blaugrana in La Liga, El Clasico, UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup.
While Pique is one of the greatest in Barca history, there have been some problems in the year 2012. According to an article by fellow BR writer Adam Wells with a h/t to The Inqusitr, Pique has had problems with FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola.
The problem centers on an alleged infraction of rules by Pique. One of the infractions mentioned is water rafting (with his girlfriend Shakira), which is prohibited in the rules of La Blaugrana.
The prohibition on water rafting is logical given the potential danger of the activity. In the year 2010 (according to a report by the Charleston Gazette), a water-rafting accident occurred in the Gauley River in West Virginia which resulted in two deaths.
The situation was further complicated when Telemadrid published a report about a rift between Pique and Guardiola.
The Telemadrid report was rebuffed by FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell. I am in agreement with Adam Wells that Shakira is not to blame for what is happening with Pique.
While watching Barca facing Sevilla in the March 17 match, Pique appeared to lack coordination in his style of play. Pique has to get his act together or FC Barcelona may reconsider his services.
He will receive a ranking of 6.5/10 for the infraction of water rafting.