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24th Aug 2015

Former Real Madrid youth player responds brilliantly to claims he was released for being overweight

Big, if true...

Kevin Beirne

Staying in shape can be a tough job for anyone, but when you’re a professional athlete the pressure to stay fit is multiplied tenfold.

So when Real Madrid Castilla released Finnish striker Eero Markkanen over the summer, people began to speculate it had something to do with “The Tank’s” weight.

But Markkanen was having none of it, and had the good humour to poke some fun at himself in this brilliant Twitter post:

In fairness to Markkanen, he definitely comes out of this looking like the bigger man.