Just when supporters of Barcelona felt things couldn’t get any worse, reports leaked out that the partnership between Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi was beyond repair.
Since they came through the ranks together at Barca’s La Masia academy, the pair have been firm friends.
Don Balon, however, states that when it became apparent that their wives were not getting on, their relationship started to falter.
It now seems like the couple is hardly on speaking terms, sharing-friendly greetings, and nothing else.
What has also underscored the complete breakdown in the relationship is the recent decision by Pique to hire Eder Sarabia as FC Andorra coach, the squad now owned by the former.
According to Don Balon, Sarabia was always said to torment the first team players as an assistant to Quique Setien at Barca because of his appalling behavior towards them.
Messi was one player who simply did not appreciate the tone of Sarabia and this latest move from Pique destroyed any hope of rekindling the dead stone of friendship.