Former Kansas Star Joel Embiid Tweets Support For Ronaldo, Gets Harassed By Angry Americans
Americans are justifiably a bit sour after watching the US concede a game-tying goal against Portugal in the final minute of stoppage time Sunday night in the World Cup. But perhaps we can do a little better than what you’re about to see below.
Former Kansas star Joel Embiid, who was projected to be the first overall pick in next week’s NBA Draft before having foot surgery this past week, is apparently a fan of Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo – the same man who had the all-important assist for Portugal on the game’s final goal. When he tweeted his appreciation, he drew the ire of many heartbroken Americans. Sadly, many went too far.
What we’ve shown you below is just a portion of what’s out there – there are a number that are very NSFW – you can check them out on your own.
Ronaldo my boy #halamadrid
— Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 22, 2014
— Eddie Simon (@SimonSays_68) June 23, 2014
@JoelEmbiid if it wasn’t for the USA you’d still be living in a third world country, show some respect.
— Rich Homie John (@Johnsiebels) June 23, 2014
@JoelEmbiid Honestly who cares what some brittle boned scrub from Cameroon thinks?
— Charles O’Hearn (@CharlesOHearn) June 23, 2014
— Jared Pheffer (@JaredPheffer) June 23, 2014
— Luke Coleman (@Luke_Coleman26) June 23, 2014
@JoelEmbiid your a scum bag, here’s to a slow recovery on that foot. Your the next Greg Oden.
— Pat Monahan (@monaMonah5) June 23, 2014
@JoelEmbiid and you wonder why you have a peg leg……. Because you cheer for fruitcakes.
— Ob Center (@Ob_Sports704) June 23, 2014
@JoelEmbiid get the eff out of here..
— Mario (@mario_herrera) June 23, 2014
@JoelEmbiid ugh…Glad you left KU now…
— James Northcutt (@James_Northcutt) June 23, 2014
@JoelEmbiid WTF? Hey asshole, you are about to get paid millions in the USA.
— Scott (@Mr_Volaholic) June 23, 2014
Between the pre-surgery selfie and now this, it’s been an interesting week for Embiid online.