Pique pulls a fast one

Dec 29, 2012, 03:35 IST | AFP

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique irked much the world's media yesterday

By announcing his girlfriend Colombian pop star Shakira had given birth — but then revealing it was a prank. Pique, expected to become a father within months, announced on Twitter that Shakira had given birth: “Our boy has already been born! We are very happy! Thank you all for your messages!”

Gerard Pique and Shakira

But the message came on the “Day of the Innocents” when people in Spain play practical jokes on each other, and strangely there was no confirmation of the happy news from Shakira. Later, Pique seemed to be letting fans know it was a joke in a second message: “He already has a name! He is called Innocent! Happy Day of the Innocents to all!”

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