Gerard Pique Faces Financial Scrutiny in Corruption Scandal Involving Spanish Super Cup

Gerard Pique Faces Financial Scrutiny in Corruption Scandal Involving Spanish Super Cup

Isaac Darko
updated at April 4, 2024 at 12:23 PM
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  • Gerard Pique is being investigated for allegedly sending 'gifts' to Luis Rubiales
  • Pique's company, Kosmos, is implicated in a Super Cup move to Saudi in 2020
  • Rubiales has been detained in a Spanish Football Federation corruption probe

Spanish authorities are reportedly conducting an inquiry into the bank accounts of ex-Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, as part of an investigation into corruption allegations linked to Luis Rubiales.

Pique's financial records are said to be under scrutiny due to potential connections between Kosmos, the sports entertainment firm he owns, and Rubiales, the former Spanish FA president.

The ex-Spain football boss was previously arrested and later released upon re-entry into the country.

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Spanish police are reportedly probing ex-Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique's bank accounts in connection with a corruption case involving Luis Rubiales. Photos by Manuel Queimadelos/ Thomas Coex.
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AS reports that there is an ongoing judicial investigation into the agreement he allegedly orchestrated, resulting in the Spanish Super Cup being held in Saudi Arabia.

A representative from Kosmos stated no company personnel have been arrested or subjected to investigation, and no premises have been subjected to searches.

The firm, established by Pique, gained prominence through its collaboration with the Davis Cup, spanning from 2018 to 2023, despite an initial agreement slated for 25 years.

When questioned about the legitimacy of his income, Rubiales has previously remarked via GOAL:

"I'm unaware of the judge's pronouncements or the Civil Guard's inquiries. The funds in my bank account are the product of my labour and personal savings."

The corruption case involving Rubiales is expected to continue, but Pique's involvement remains undetermined as the investigation is ongoing.

Rubiales' mother on hunger strike

Meanwhile, Sports Brief also reported that Rubiales' mother went on hunger strike until her son is vindicated of what she described as an 'inhumane and bloody hunt'.

Angeles Bejar claimed she left her house and locked herself up in a church as the media would not stop harassing her, saying her son was being judged before his time.

De Gea blasts Rubiales

Sports Brief also reported on David De Gea’s reaction to Rubiales’ refusal to step down as Spanish FA President in a surprise twist.

Rubiales held a press conference lasting more than 30 minutes, going on an extraordinary rant and stating he would not step aside.

De Gea was just one of several Spanish footballers and ex-professionals who criticised Spain's FA President over his bizarre stance.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)