Quotes of the Week: Rosberg retires

From Nico Rosberg’s sudden retirement announcement to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s questionable challenge on Everton rightback Seamus Coleman , what got you talking this week?

Here, we pick out our favourite quotes from the past seven days in sport.

Which quote from our list was your favourite?

Share your thoughts by commenting below, using #360fans on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook.

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TOTW: Sport stars flock to UAE for relaxation

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The holiday season will soon descend.

It’s December, which means the festive season has begun. But in the UAE, this time of the year also means sportsmen and women from across the globe descend on the Emirates, whether for some much-needed R&R or to train for the upcoming sporting season.

Keep an eye out for your favorite athlete the next time you go out.

Boris Becker bid farewell to Team Djokovic, Zaza Pachulia is in awe of Klay Thompson, Lukas Podolski hung out with Nico Rosberg while David Villa was named MLS MVP.

The UAE sports community mourned the loss of Abu Dhabi Sports presenter Hamad Al Ibrahim. May he rest in peace.

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Top 10: Biggest Instagram boost in 2016

These stars dominated Instagram this past year.

With money, fame and success comes fan following. Sport stars are celebrities in today’s world and whatever they do is placed under increasing scrutiny thanks to the internet, social media and their enormous worldwide reach.

Footballers, basketball players, tennis or cricket stars and Olympic athletes all have their own set of fan followers.

Sports stars have become brands on their own, social media their tool to promote associations, increase endorsement deals and shape their image within the media.

It also gives us insight into their lives away from the pitch, and a Leo Messi photograph with his son Thiago, or a photo of Cristiano Ronaldo working out in the gym, is bound make followers go gaga.

Nowadays, the race to see who the better athlete is includes who has the most followers and likes.

And our friends over at Instagram have been sharing with us some of the athletes who staked their claims through social media this past year, including this piece on the athletes that gained the most followers in 2016.

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