Richard Keys is getting a lot of stick for his insensitive Ronaldo tweet
Richard Keys making a comment he probably shouldn't have? Stop the presses!
Was it just b*nter, Richard Keys?
The former Sky Sports man has been receiving a lot of flak online again. This time, the source of people's anger was his pot-shot at 2002 Fifa World Cup winner Ronaldo's physique.
Keysie, as he prefers to be called, tweeted out a snippet from a Daily Mirror article featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, his son and the legendary Brazilian sharpshooter. He accompanied the image with the caption 'Who ate all the pies,' which clearly wasn't a reference to the man with an eight-pack or his child.
Who ate all the pies? pic.twitter.com/lvaCexVwHH
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) June 14, 2017
Ronaldo actually suffers from hypothyroidism, a condition that slows down the metabolism, causes weight gain and makes it difficult to lose extra weight. When the iconic striker retired from the beautiful game in 2011 he claimed that he had lost a battle with his body due to the condition.
As you can imagine, Keysie's fat joke didn't go down too well with many quick to point out that Ronaldo's size is actually the result of a medical condition.
Grow up Richard. The guy is a legend in the game, taking the piss out of his health is pretty low.
— Ian Baddiley (@Ianbaddiley) June 14, 2017
A bloke who got himself sacked by Skysports taking the piss out of a 2 time World Cup winning striker? ???
— Rizwan (@RizLCFC) June 14, 2017
LOL the trophy your holding the fat Ronaldo won that the other will never ever lift it. Hold tight Richard pic.twitter.com/0yFbKElGIt
— Knighty (@LeonKnight_) June 14, 2017
Seriously one of the best players to play to game and your having a go. At least he doesn't have hairy hands
— Neil Byrne (@neil_byrne) June 14, 2017
Why are you body shaming the greatest striker of all time, you complete buffoon?
— Carl MacDonald (@cmacd57) June 14, 2017
he suffers from hypothyroidism you perennial half wit.
— S (@Fan88Football) June 14, 2017
Even Tony Bellew couldn't resist putting Keysie back in his box.
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) June 14, 2017