SOCCER fans scratched their heads after ex-UFC star Chael Sonnen bizarrely called out Lionel Messi AND Wayne Rooney.
At the time, the 45-year-old described himself as the “goat” of football.
But Sonnen labeled Messi, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, and England icon Rooney as “BUMS”.
On Twitter, he responded to a tweet from Rooney saying “nothing has changed” in response to an old post from 2012 in which he hailed Messi as the greatest footballer of all time.
And Sonnen bizarrely declared: “Messi is a BUM. So you’re.”
When asked who football’s “goat” was, he declared: “I am.”
Fans were confused by the strange crossover as Sonnen appeared to attack the two legends unprompted.
One wrote on social media: “Didn’t expect to see this.”
Another said: “What is this collaboration.”
And a third added: “wtf chael hhahahaha.”
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Messi wants to lead Argentina to the World Cup on Sunday.
The 35-year-old almost single-handedly dragged his nation into the final against France.
Messi has scored five goals and provided three assists in six games in this tournament.
But obviously it’s not enough to impress Sonnen.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6929327/messi-rooney-called-out-ufc-sonnen-bums/ Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney bizarrely called out by ex-UFC star Chael Sonnen as he calls them ‘bums’