Gerard Pique Tells Story Of Ridiculously Harsh Prank Played On Patrice Evra

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In an interview for TV3, Spain and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique revealed a story from his Manchester United days about a prank the team played on Patrice Evra and it’s pretty harsh.

“I’m a big fan of British humour. It was what I loved about Manchester. They don’t get offended when you play tricks on them. They try to get you back, but they don’t complain.”


“Here at Barca, my humour hasn’t always been appreciated by everyone. I deflate teammates tires and other things, but this is nothing compared to what happened at United.

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“One day Patrice Evra came in with shoes that he’d been asking Nike for months to make. They had the name of his children on them and all these crazy details.


“He went into the shower and we created a small bonfire and burned them. We recorded it and then sent him the video.


“In the first few years here (at Barca) I tried similar things but it didn’t work. It’s not the same culture.


“At United they would take an expensive shirt that you have bought and put it on the free-kick mannequins. The shirt would be ruined because of all the mud it would get on it every time the ball hit it.


“It was a dressing room full of life.”

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