Owen courted controversy last week, with the striker returning to the Bernabeu along with a number of other Real Madrid legends.
Luis Figo and Raymond Kopa were also present ahead of the club’s La Liga clash with Granada, with legends of the game offering support to Cristiano Ronaldo after his recent fourth Ballon d’Or win.
During the visit, Owen posted a picture on Twitter of himself, Figo and Ronaldo, with the BT Sport pundit poking fun at the Brazilian
I thought I was putting the pounds on until I saw my old mate Ronnie! pic.twitter.com/OeuWm23b9s
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) January 7, 2017
Ronaldo has now responded to the jibe, telling AS: “I am shocked as to how much importance my weight garners in the world we live in. I don’t know why it is so important, to be honest.”
Former Real and Brazil teammate Roberto Carlos added: “I don’t like these type of jokes. Ronaldo is a very good friend of mine and we have to be careful.
“The thing about Ronaldo is not about his body, it’s his heart, he has a very big heart.”