Election result ‘not being respected’ says Barça’s Piqué
Barcelona defender critical of political situation in Catalonia during event to extend his contract until 2022
Barcelona player Gerard Piqué is not shy to share his opinions in public, and the defender was back in the headlines on Monday after saying the result of the Catalan election “is not being respected”. During a public appearance at the Camp Nou stadium to sign a new contract that will keep him at the club until the 2021/22 season, Piqué said: “As I said before the election, I would like the result to be respected and it is not being respected.”
“As I said before the election, I would like the result to be respected and it is not being respected”
Gerardo Piqué · Football Club Barcelona player
Despite Piqué’s comments on the political situation in Catalonia, the central defender insisted he does not have a “politician’s profile” because, to his mind, “politicians are not willing to go out on a limb”, something he claims he is ready to do. “If I were the president of Barça I would not be typical,” he added. Piqué’s new contract will keep him at the club until he is 35, and includes a 500 million euro buyout clause.