Shakira has found herself in the center of controversy among football or soccer fans due to a recent Throwback Thursday photo.
Earlier this week, the Spanish soccer team—Real Madrid—announced that Zinedine Zidanea—a popular figure amongst soccer fans and a former player for the team—would be replacing former coach of the Real Madrid Rafa Benitez and since then fans have been posting old photos of Zidane.
For a recent Throwback Thursday—a hashtag trend on social media in-which users posts old photos of themselves—fans of Zidane posted a from May 2005 which shows the coach posing for a photos with Colombian singer Shakira and since the post soccer fans have been questioning the singers loyalty.
Soccer fans are calling Shakira’s loyalty into questions since for the last 5 years the singer has been in a relationship with Gerard Piqué—whom the singer has two sons with—who happens to play for FC Barcelona, a team that is known to be a part of a rivalry with the Real Madrid.
The posting on Twitter even takes a dig at Shakira’s loyalty captioning the photo, “Before becoming a Barca fan, Shakira was snapped holding a Real Madrid shirt with Zidane.”
The photo that has stirred fans into a tizzy on social media was taken 11 years ago when Shakira was in Madrid during the European leg of her tour, and had stopped by to watch a match between the Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
While in attendance, Shakira was given a signed jersey with her name printed on the back; she also took photos with Zidane other so-called Galácticos, a name given to Zidane and other high-salaried stars like David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo were known as back in the early 2000s.
11 years is a long time for someone’s interest in a sports team to change, especially when in that time a relationship and children are involved, but to some hardcore fans that is no excuse…apparently.
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