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Twitter Reacts to ‘Fat’ Body-Shaming Pic of Tony Romo at Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

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Dallas Cowboys player Tony Romo sits on the bench at AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas.Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Leave him alone! Tony Romo showed up to the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp on Saturday, July 30, looking a little heavier than usual — and Twitter users weren’t shy about sharing their feelings.

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Following a months-long off-season, the NFL star, 36, returned to the football field for the first day of 2016 training on Saturday morning in Oxnard, California. Clad in a navy cap, a Cowboys jersey, shorts and white Under Armour sneakers, Romo was photographed running and appeared a bit more full-figured than he did during the 2015 NFL season.

Naturally, the Twitterverse went wild with countless harsh reactions and memes, poking fun at Romo for his weight.

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“‘And here comes Tony Romo, taking the field at #CowboysCamp,’” one Twitter user wrote alongside a photo of Family Guy’s hefty protagonist, Peter Griffin, in a Cowboys uniform.

Another user quipped, “Why does Tony Romo look like he spent the offseason watching every episode of Friends on Netflix though?”

One Twitter user took the body shaming to another level by Photoshopping the athlete running in front of a McDonald’s restaurant. “Now I know where Tony Romo goes after practice,” the fan wrote.

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After the image went viral, former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin weighed in, insisting that Romo “looks fine.”

“Just talked to @michaelirvin88 about the Tony Romo ‘fat’ pic,” Yahoo! NFL reporter Charles Robinson tweeted on Saturday afternoon. “Michael: ‘I just had lunch with him last Tuesday. Tony looks fine.’”

Tell Us: Do you think Romo packed on the pounds during the offseason, or was he merely a victim of a bad camera angle?


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