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Ronaldo bashed for ‘disrespecting’ Kobe Bryant

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Fans have expressed their anger after Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo posted identical messages to mourn Kobe Bryant’s death.

The world lost one of the greatest athletes and Basketball players after Kobe Bryant passed away on Sunday.

Kobe Bryant, along with nine others, was the part of an unfortunate accident that gave their lives away during a helicopter crash. His 13-year-old daughter was also on board.

After the news spread out, fans, celebrities, and sportspeople around the globe came out in remembrance of the deceased Basketball legend. Cristiano Ronaldo too joined to pay homage to Bryant and his friends and family. Sharing a photo of Bryant with a basketball, he tweeted:

“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.”

Coincidentally, Luis Figo also extended his condolences while wording his message similar to that of Ronaldo’s.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Luis Figo’s matching messages has caused an uproar among the fans. These are some of the things the fans said:

“Copy and paste… feelings of lies.”

“That’s just beyond disrespectful.”

“If you didn’t care enough about Kobe to spend 30 seconds of your time to write some honest & nice words, just write nothing.”