Gerard Pique reveals his brilliantly childish way of trolling Madrid's journalists
Spanish football is all about the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona, and Gerard Pique has joked about how he trolls journalists who support the Bernabeu club over WhatsApp.
A Barcelona man inside and out, the centre-back has long dedicated his time to trashing Madrid at every opportunity. The men targeted this time were Madrid based journalists Tomas Roncero and Alfredo Duro, with the help of pig emojis.
"We have a WhatsApp group," he claimed on Movistar Plus program La Resistencia.
"It's called FC Barcelona and the photo is the club badge. We are very creative, yes. We are all together. The right idea is to create a good atmosphere.
"Sometimes I put in random people, Roncero, Duro... We send pig emojis or say 'Duro me la pones dura [Duro, you make me hard]' and then we throw them out."
The interview gave Pique a chance to indulge in plenty of Clasico banter, recalling Barcelona's recent 3-0 demolition of Real in the Copa del Rey semi-final.
"How many times have you practiced sex this month?" he was asked, to which he replied: "Does the Santiago Bernabeu count?"
Pique also took a dig at another club he has plenty of history with, Espanyol, joking about Barcelona's local rivals' financial situation.
"I have more money than the budget of Espanyol this year," he claimed. "Nope, not just €57 million. It's plenty more than that."
A true everyman footballer right there.