- Luis Figo has come under attack following his plagiarism of Cristiano Ronaldo's Kobe Bryant condolence message
- The Portuguese legend posted a tribute similar to that of his fellow countryman, albeit with a different picture
- Social media users on micro-blogging platform Twitter have berated Figo for doing a bad PR job
Luis Figo might have come under harsh criticism after the Portugal legend and football icon made a 'copy and paste' of Cristiano Ronaldo's emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant.
Bryant died in an unfortunate helicopter crash in Calabasas California including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna alongside five other people aboard on Sunday night, January 26.
The NBA legend was on his way to a basketball match when the incident happened, with the tragedy plunging fraternity of sports into mourning as tributes keep pouring in for the dimmed stars.
Joining teeming legion of sports celebrities paying their last respect to the Bryant, Ronaldo took to his Twitter page to register his condolence.
"So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna," the Portuguese said.
Luis Figo also paid his tribute three hours later, a deliberate plagiarism of Ronaldo's earlier tribute though with a separate image.
Ronaldo accompanied his tribute with a picture of Bryant holding basketball, but Figo did with a shot of himself and the iconic NBA star.
The similarity has now left people on the micro-blogging platform confused, with most of the comments blasting the 47-year-old star for doing a bad PR job.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that amid plethora of emotional tributes, Australian professional tennis star Nick Kyrgios has joined the teeming legion of sports celebrities to mourn the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant.
Kyrgios wore a retro of the deceased NBA legend's jersey on his walkout ahead of his much-anticipated game against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open.
The tennis star's gesture came after LeBron James was left utterly devastated and emotionally heartbroken after being told about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, with new footage showing the LA Lakers completely down in a sad mood.
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