Luis Figo has been accused by fans of football star Cristiano Ronaldo after the former copied word for word the latter’s tribute to late Kobe Bryant.
While the message was sincere and touching, the word-for-word tweets prompted many to call out Figo for a lack of effort with the only difference between the two posts the accompanying images of the late NBA legend.
Both tweets read:
“So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many. Sending my condolences to his family and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend.”
Ronaldo was first to post his message on Sunday afternoon which featured an image of Bryant holding a basketball to his head.
But some on Twitter were left perplexed by Ronaldo and Figo’s identical message.
Twitter user Dan dubbed it: “A bit unfortunate, but a nice message.”
“Actually if anyone copied it from somebody it was Ronaldo from Figo lol, but this is obviously a post made by some social media manager for both of them. Everything is about marketing with CR7 lol.”
“Man I love Figo but why in the world did he copy / paste Ronaldo’s tweet… could have at least changed the emoji…”
While many were annoyed at the former Barcelona and Real Madrid star, one user pointed out that Figo probably doesn’t control his account.
He said: ‘Some famous people don’t control their personal accounts. Don’t roast.’