Fan Gives Pelé A ‘Reality Check’ After The Brazilian Legend’s Latest Claim

Pelé once again caught the attention of football fans after his official Twitter account tweeted out a strange claim.

Sure, the 78-year-old Brazilian icon has achieved some incredible feats across his illustrious playing career, but that hasn't stopped fans from scratching their heads at some of the things he apparently did.

Case in point: the former Santos ace said that a goalkeeper started crying after he scored against him and, as a result, had to be substituted.

"Once, in a match in Senegal, the goalkeeper cried so much after I scored that he had to be substituted! He had lost a big bet!" reads the tweet.

Unsurprisingly, football fans have had a field day with his latest claim.

"Once, I played in a Champions League final and scored 47 goals in 38 minutes in a crushing 50-0 Schalke victory over [Borussia] Dortmund," one user wrote on Reddit.

Another user wrote: "13-year-old Pele: 'Yeah, I've got a girlfriend, she goes to a different school, though.'"

A third said: "What was his bet? 'Here, mate, bet you £1,000 I could keep a clean sheet against the best player in the world.'"

A fourth added: "Followed by a thunderous applause from the audience."

However, one fan has dedicated an entire Twitter thread around the tweet, saying that it is time for Pelé to have a "reality check."

Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and have a read of it below.

Of course, this isn't the first time that Pelé has attracted criticism for some of the comments that he had made in the past.

The three-time World Cup winner claimed that Lionel Messi "only has one skill" and "only shoots with one leg."

However, one Barcelona fan responded to Pelé's remarks with an amazingly detailed thread on Twitter.

Agree or disagree with the fan's reality check thread?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter/Emojipedia

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

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