I’m certain he meant no harm.

Brazilian legends, Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos have strongly condemned a recent comment by Michael Owen as regards Ronaldo’s weight gain.

Owen, Ronaldo, Luis Figo, Raymond Kopa and Zidane reunited at the Bernabeu last Saturday where current World Best footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo presented his Ballon d’Or award. Shortly after their meeting, Michael Owen took to Twitter to express his surprise at his colleague’s weight gain “I thought I was gaining weight until I saw my old mate Ronnie.” He wrote

That didn’t sit well with some members of the football world, the subject of the message i.e Ronaldo, was far from impressed and he has voiced out his disappointment.

He told AS: “I am shocked as to how much importance my weight garners in the world we live in. I don’t know why it is so important, to be honest.”

Roberto Carlos also joined the chorus of condemnation saying, “I don’t like these type of jokes. Ronaldo is a very good friend of mine and we have to be careful. The thing about Ronaldo is not about his body, it’s his heart, he has a very big heart.”