Weekly tweetbits

Say what?

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona vouches for the team’s current standard-bearer Lionel Messi, after the national team captain was slapped with a four-game ban for using insulting language on a match ofcial. Messi has said he was swearing “to the air”.


Cristiano Ronaldo may have welcomed the opportunity to have even more of his likeness than there already is in his homeland Madeira. But the Portuguese star could have been forgiven for taking a second look at the mirror after this bust was unveiled, prompting reactions on social media such as this meme. Its sculptor has since brushed off the critics by saying: “Not even Jesus pleased everyone.”

Hot Shot

Fresh from helping his University of Texas swim team to their third consecutive NCAA team title, Joseph Schooling was at Stamford Bridge when his beloved Chelsea suffered a shock 1-2 defeat by Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.

Caught on camera

Catch Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton taking on the desert tracks in the United Arab Emirates, following reports the Briton has released his trainer to take his tness regime into his own hands.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh7V6yABWwQ

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 02, 2017, with the headline 'Weekly tweetbits'. Print Edition | Subscribe