Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo both paid tribute to Kobe Bryant after the NBA icon’s death — but embarrassingly chose the exact same statement.
Their word-for-word condolences were certainly heartfelt but raised eyebrows as only the accompanying images were different.
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Both tweets read: “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.”
Ronaldo, who posted his tribute first, featured an imagine of Bryant with a basketball while Figo’s came with a shot of himself and the American.
Bryant and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday.
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David Beckham, Tom Brady and LeBron James are among the millions to have made their own personal tribute for the LA Lakers legend.
A petition is even underway to change the NBA logo to include the 41-year-old’s image.
But some on Twitter were left perplexed by Ronaldo and Figo’s identical message, some suggesting it was caused by potentially having the same person running the two accounts.
Twitter user Dan dubbed it: “A bit unfortunate, but a nice message.”
Vega added: “Actually if anyone copied it from somebody it was Ronaldo from Figo lol, but this is obviously a post made by some social media manager for both of them. Everything is about marketing with CR7 lol.”
Mdot wrote: “Man I love Figo but why in the world did he copy / paste Ronaldo’s tweet… could have at least changed the emoji…”
This story originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.