Throwback Photo of Shakira & Soccer Coach Zinedine Zidane Stirs Controversy

Throwback Photo of Shakira & Soccer This Soccer Causes Controversy

An old photo of Shakira may have stirred the pot with her longtime partner, Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué, a defender for FC Barcelona.

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The throwback photo shows Shakira posing with Zinedine Zidane after a Real Madrid soccer match in 2005. The photo resurfaced after it was announced that Zidane would replace Rafa Benítez as coach of the club, Fox News Latino reports. 

The caption on the photo reads, “Before becoming a Barca fan, Shakira was snapped holding a Real Madrid shirt with Zidane.”

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The photo has stirred controversy because FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have a long, contentious rivalry. 

At the time the photo was taken, Shakira was a “long-time fan” of Real Madrid, and happened to be in Spain during a tour of Europe. These days, the Colombiana cheers for her Piqué and his teammates on FC Barcelona. Family first, right?