'You worm!' - Michael Owen pokes fun at Ronaldo's weight and causes angry frenzy

The striker had a joking dig at his former Real Madrid team-mate, but was perhaps unprepared for the online backlash

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Michael Owen has sent parts of Twitter into a furious frenzy on Saturday with a joking dig at legendary striker Ronaldo's weight on the social media platform.

Owen was at the Santiago Bernabeu as a Ballon d'Or winner as part of the public awarding of Cristiano Ronaldo's trophy that he won last month.

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Ronaldo and Owen played for the same Real Madrid team for a short spell and the ex-England international couldn't resist a quick joke at the Brazilian's expense.

But Twitter did not take kindly to the comment and what followed was a series of angry reactions criticising Owen's character, career and charisma!

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