Ronaldo’s new trim and Jose’s footballs – Wednesday’s sporting social

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Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from October 21.


A new trim for Cristiano Ronaldo.

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This is a difficult message to write to the @Arsenal fans that I’ve played for over the past few years. I’m really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have not been registered for the @premierleague season for the time being. Upon signing my new contract in 2018, I pledged my loyalty and allegiance to the club that I love, Arsenal, and it saddens me that this has not been reciprocated. As I have just found out, loyalty is hard to come by nowadays. I’ve always tried to remain positive from week to week that there’s maybe a chance to get back in the squad soon again. That’s why I kept silent so far. Before the Coronavirus break I was really happy with the development under our new coach Mikel Arteta – we’ve been on a positive way and I would say my performances were on a really good level. But then things changed, again, and I was not longer allowed to play football for Arsenal. What else can I say? London still feels like home, I still have many good friends in this team, and I still feel a strong connection with the fans of this club. No matter what, I will keep fighting for my chance and not let my 8th season at Arsenal end like this. ???? I can promise you that this hard decision won’t change anything in my mindset – I will continue to train as best as I can and wherever possible use my voice against inhumanity and for justice. #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa

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Paul Pogba and Manchester United were still celebrating.

And then wished Nemanja Vidic a happy 39th birthday.

Rio Ferdinand loved Marcus Rashford’s heroics in Paris.

As cool as you like from Zlatan!

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? Honing the feeling with the net ? #SempreMilan

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Ben White was in good spirits.

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Stuart Broad loved the Barmy Army’s banter.


Michael Vaughan marked his mate Geoffrey reaching 80 not out.

James Anderson worked on his fitness in the rain.

Bristol graciously accepted the news that they would not be involved in the Premiership final.

Matt Dawson was buzzing.

James Haskell took his book war with Joe Marler up a notch.


Novak Djokovic paid tribute to his son on his birthday.


Ricky Hatton was feeling nostalgic.


Usain Bolt was back to work.


Sir Chris Hoy was flying.

Chris Froome was back on his bike.

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