Merry Twitmas! How the world of sport celebrated the big day, including Kompany, Anderson and Poulter
22:02 GMT, 25 December 2012
22:02 GMT, 25 December 2012
Even sports stars take Christmas off, and thanks to Twitter we've been able to get a glimpse inside their lives on the big day.
Here, Sportsmail picks out the best from around the world, including Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, golfer Ian Poulter, rugby ace Danny Care and Olympic champions Greg Rutherford.
CAROLINE WOZNIACKI @CaroWozniacki
‘Fits perfectly lol! “@McIlroyRory: Merry Christmas everyone!! From the #geekandthenerd @CaroWozniacki’
Wozniacki and boyfriend Rory McIlroy in their his and hers T-shirts.
Happy couple: Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
‘@rioferdy5 yeah got it and its just come out the oven’
Anton reassures his brother Rio that he has the gammon under control.
Gary Lineker @GaryLineker
‘2 hours in the oven and still the turkey is cold. Helps if you put the oven on right My only job. Oops!’
England’s former star striker isn’t as clinical in the kitchen.
Vincent Kompany @VincentKompany
‘Merry Christmas!! Just arriving at the training ground here for a Christmas Day training session.’
While many tweeted about their new gifts and Christmas dinner, City’s captain showed he was a true pro.
John Terry j26terry (Instagram)
Chelsea captain John Terry used the photo-sharing app Instagram to post this mocked-up picture of him and Frank Lampard enjoying some old-school gifts.
Greg Rutherford @GregJRutherford
‘Currently in bed contemplating training… I should crack on. But my bed’s so warm’
Even Olympic gold medallists struggle with the cold.
Tim Cahill @Tim_Cahill
‘U get dressed in the dark again captain.’
The former Everton star retweeted this picture of Phil Neville and his wife. Cahill was not impressed with Neville’s outfit.
TIM CAHILL TWEET
Jason Roberts @JasonRoberts30
‘My sock drawer is overflowing.’
Nice to see even footballers can’t escape one of the great stereotypes of Christmas.
James Anderson @JimmyAnderson9
Christmas everyone! I’m up waiting for my youngest to wake up. Cant
believe she has chosen today to have a lie in!!’
There was a
role-reversal at the England bowler’s house.
Josh McEachran @JMcEachran20
just spoke to my great nan on the phone! She’s just made me so happy
The Chelsea midfielder, on loan at Middlesbrough, clearly got some
good vouchers for Christmas.
Danny care @dannycare
‘Check these bad boys out’
It takes a brave man to flaunt a pair of tartan slippers. Let’s just hope the England and Harlequins scrum-half does not get a shoeing from London Irish on Saturday.
DANNY CARE TWITTER PICTURE
Rio Ferdinand @rioferdy5
‘Spent 50 on batteries today, screw driver hasn’t been put down for 2hours. The getting toys out and un-screwing them isn’t annoying much!’
Rio experiences one of the great Christmas morning traditions.
Ian Poulter @IanJamesPoulter
‘8.02 Florida time & only 1 out of 6 kids are awake what a result. Who says kids are excited at Christmas.’
Christmas in Florida and children who sleep. No need to show off, Ian.
Darron Gibson @D_gibson4
‘“@Dcartashian: Merry Xmas!!! Xxxx”’
Everton midfielder is pictured with his girlfriend Danielle Carter. We
just hope he won his bet for wearing the reindeer jumper.
DARREN GIBSON TWITTER PICTURE