Davis Cup, secret agreement with Luis Rubiales… Gerard Piqué once again in turmoil

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Davis Cup, secret agreement with Luis Rubiales… Gerard Pique; again in turmoil

Gerard Piqué at the Accor Arena in Paris, January 19, 2023, during the relocated NBA match between the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons. Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE/Getty Images/Getty Images via AFP) — Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE/Getty Images via AFP

Wednesday, Gerard Pique; cracked a vindictive tweet on If bullfighting is practically ancient history in Catalonia, the former defender of Barça, a multi-card businessman, is not spared from it. by the barbs, and not only those thrown by his former partner Shakira.

So, if his group Kosmos was aside of the organization of the Davis Cup in January, the 2023 edition still bears its mark. However, the group match between France and Switzerland was played out. Tuesday at Manchester in front of almost empty stands, which inspired an ironic commentary by Stan Wawrinka on X, video and angry emojis support: “Thank you Gerard Piqueé and the ITF [the international tennis federation]. This is followed by a little oratory contest between the Helvète and the Catalan, under the greedy gaze of other Internet users.

Kosmos claims until 50 million dollars (46.5 million euros) to the ITF for the termination of a contract concluded in 2018 for 25 years and 3 billion dollars (2.8 billion euros). There is also talk of big money in another, more annoying affair, which involves the 2010 world champion with La Roja.

24 million for Pique, only 8 for Barça?

According to the Spanish daily El Mundo, which digs into information published in April 2022 by < em>El Confidencial, Pique; would have received a commission of 24 million euros in 2019, paid by Luis Rubiales. Yes, the resigning president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), carried away with by the forced kiss affair à the player Jennifer Hermoso… Kosmos had indeed played a big role in the transfer of the organization of the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia.

El Mundo indicates that while the Catalan, then player of Barça, would have pocketed this tidy sum, and kept secret, his club would have “only” touched 8 million euros to accept the relocation of the competition.