GERARD PIQUE fell down a HOLE as he tried to sign a shirt for a fan.
The former Barcelona and Manchester United star appeared to be listening to voice note on his phone when he took the dramatic tumble off a stage.
Pique was in Mexico to launch the King League Americas, a new version of the seven-a-side competition he set up in 2022.
Following a presentation, Pique headed over to a fan who was holding up a shirt, holding his phone to his ear.
However, before he could reach the fan he plummeted down into a gap by the stage.
Marca report the hole he fell down was more than two metres deep, with the 6ft 4" defender completely disappearing when he fell into it.
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Fortunately, he was understood to be unharmed in the fall.
Following the incident, Pique even had a laugh about it, joking it was a "magic trick" on social media.
And fans could not help but poke fun at Pique following the fall.
One fan said: "If this is not the fail of the year I don't understand anything."
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A second said: "HAHAHA HISTORICAL."
A third said: "I didn't know I needed to see how Pique fell HAHAHA."
Another fan joked: "Shakira soon released a song celebrating the fall."
Following her split from Pique after 11 years, pop star Shakira has aimed a number of digs towards him in her music.
While she did not explicitly mention Pique, fans picked up on the hidden messages in the song titled Acrostic.
In it she sings: "Only one plate was broken, not all the dishes, and although I don't know how to turn the other cheek, learning to forgive is wise."
She later adds: "If things are damaged, they are not thrown away, they are repaired, problems are faced and faced. You have to laugh at life even though the wounds hurt."
There was another pop last month with her latest single The Boss, allegedly a nod to the nickname Pique's friends gave her.
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