#OnlyOnTwitter: Sports stars always shine

Twitter brings you closer to your favorite athletes, past and present. Even though an athlete has retired the admiration and connection with and from fans doesn’t diminish with the passing of time. Stars want to stay close and fans want a way to keep up with their favorite athletes of years passed, and if we’re lucky, gain insight into moments from their career.

For this week’s #OnlyOnTwitter, we bring you three legends of sports.

Fifteen years ago, boxing champion Mike Tyson fought Evander Holyfield. What made headlines wasn’t the winner of the match, it was that Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear. Today, they’re both on Twitter.

International soccer superstar @Pele joined Twitter only in April of this year, but he’s already fitting right in. Here’s a picture he shared recently:

A welcome Tweet to another soccer great:

And he conducted a Twitter Q&A with some of his fans:

And then, like the rest of us, Pelé stopped to watch #Euro2012:

Find more #OnlyOnTwitter moments from the world of sports here.

Posted by Andrew Fitzgerald, Manager, Editorial Programming (@magicandrew)