It looks like blackmailing footballers over their personal life is becoming a trend in Europe.
Two weeks ago Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema’s footballing careers were submersed by the blackmail sex tape case, now a new scandal is said to be storming in like the other one, this time the report is a much more high profile.
A media outlet from Spain, Diario Vasco claims that former Manchester United player, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and his wife, Columbian pop star Shakira are now victims of a fresh blackmail scandal regarding a sex tape.
Spanish media are suggesting, the highly rated Latin American couple are being blackmailed by an ex-employee of the company that manages Shakira’s image rights.
The employee is reportedly demanding a “large sum of money” if it’s not given then he will release the sex footage, which is likely a “home video with high erotic content”.
Right now, the Spanish footballer and Colombian pop star have refused to comment on the controversial story. Reports say, police have already begun their investigation. But the allegations have been ignored by a large portion of Spanish media.
The high profile couple have two sons Milan and Sasha. Both of them are known to show their affection for each other even in public events also. The couple’s social media pages every now and then show adorable pictures of their family life which the fans of Shakira mostly gush over.
If this blackmail story is true, and the alleged video leaks out, surely it will be a disgrace for the couple.