MEXICO CITY -- The retirement of Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has spawned more than its share of reactions from NFL fans across the world. In Mexico, where many have identified with Romo because of his heritage, the effect was almost as acute as it was in the United States.
Born Antonio Ramiro Romo, Romo is the grandson of Mexican immigrants and will go down among the elite Latino players in NFL history. His announcement was met with a touch of humor on social media, as Romo was unofficially roasted.
“So long, cowboy,” said one.
Sólo queda decir: pic.twitter.com/EoUntcREhn
— PARÉNTESIS DEPORTIVO (@PARDEPORTIVO) April 4, 2017
Along the same lines, Romo's injury history was often referenced.
“I forgot this was broken... I don't want to play with you anymore.”
“Sure he got injured, only won two playoff games, never won a Super Bowl, but there goes one of the best QBs this franchise ever had.”
Again, a lot of these had to do with Romo's constant time on the injury list.
— TABASCO HOY (@TabascoHOY) April 4, 2017
Some Cowboy fans, however, were less reverential.
— Gonzalo (@Deftone_) April 4, 2017
Others will miss the opportunity to troll Romo and Cowboys fans.
— Ili (@ili_26) April 5, 2017
It's hard to say goodbye.
— Libros&Microfonos (@ELibros_Micro) April 4, 2017
Denver is a popular team in Mexico. “Tell us the one about Romo joining the Broncos!”
De mis amigos de Memes de la NFL pic.twitter.com/Bds6wVwDVh
— Mauricio Marquez (@MarquezCDMX) April 4, 2017