Michael Owen makes funny Tweet about Ronaldo..and gets hammered by fans (Tweets)
Saturday saw Real Madrid welcome Granada to the Santiago Bernabeu for their first league game of the season.
The match saw Real Madrid steamroll Granada 5-0 and maintain their lead on the table.
But just before the game was a special moment for Cristiano Ronaldo as he presented his four Ballon d’Or trophies to the fans.
Joining the Portuguese on the field were former greats and Ballon d’Or winners, Michael Owen, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima and Luis Figo.
Owen played for Real Madrid for just one season (2004-05) and was quiet surprised to see how fat Ronaldo has become.
Life outside of the game is without the daily workout in the gym. But what Owen perhaps didn’t know is the fact that Ronaldo also suffers from hypothyroidism – an illness that causes weight gain and a puffy face.
The former England international wrote on Twitter: “I thought I was putting the pounds on until I saw my old mate Ronnie!”
See his Tweet
I thought I was putting the pounds on until I saw my old mate Ronnie! pic.twitter.com/OeuWm23b9s
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) January 7, 2017
And as expected, the joke didn’t go down well with most fans
@themichaelowen Put your claws away Michael, Jesus ?what a bitch.
— Gemily83 (@GemBobSqPants) January 7, 2017
@themichaelowen compare medal collections, rather than waistlines Mikey.
— Dai Rees (@DaiRees1984) January 7, 2017
@themichaelowen hes not your mate he probably doesnt even remember you you worm
— Rory (@delaro) January 7, 2017
@themichaelowen he probably doesn’t talk useless crap though Michael
— YNFA (@ynfafootball) January 7, 2017
@themichaelowen he must’ve just looked smaller from the bench Michael
— David Ashley (@BFC84Ash) January 7, 2017
@themichaelowen he might be twice the size of you but he was twice the player you ever were as well
— Greg Troy (@greg_troy) January 7, 2017
@themichaelowen don’t disrespect a man your not worthy of
— Joga Bonito (@fighting_gooner) January 7, 2017
@themichaelowen lol his head is turned that way cos he’s asking someone who that guy is next to Figo, and if he’s meant to be there
— Kylito Howito (@kubla_) January 7, 2017