Poor Lionel Messi. The soccer star just can’t catch a break. After losing the Copa America final on June 26, Lionel Messi’s reaction became the internet’s new favorite crying meme. Check out the hilarious (but brutal) memes now!
Just when you think things can’t get worse, you become a crying meme. That’s what happened to Lionel Messi, 29, after Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile on June 26. His reaction to the devastating loss took over the internet, and the memes are spot-on.
— GP⁶🇧🇷 (@GP6ix) June 27, 2016
When she tricks you into sending pics but doesn't send any back.https://t.co/rnMKuPJuU9
— Aiman. (@AimanK1_) June 27, 2016
When she still hasn't replied after you triple texted her but she's tweeting https://t.co/S175sbkI0W
— 🦑 (@CastlesNdragons) June 27, 2016
When maradona says don't come home https://t.co/6GKrt8SRJU
— wesley (@wanders_16) June 27, 2016
Felt like I needed to throw this Messi Jordan crying face in the mix. pic.twitter.com/3j8aU4XcuB
— Tone Viera (@ToneViera) June 27, 2016
— Karlos (@internetpeep) June 27, 2016
Those memes are harsh. Lionel should probably stay off the internet for a while. But everyone needs to cut the guy some slack. He had just lost COPA AMERICA! But you know you’ve made it on the internet when you become a meme. Michael Jordan’s got some fierce competition now!
Argentina suffered a heartbreaking loss to Chile after two overtimes. Lionel ultimately lost the game for his beloved Argentina after missing his crucial penalty kick.
In another shocking twist, Lionel announced that he was quitting international soccer after devastating defeat. “I tried my hardest,” he told reporters, according to CNN. “It’s been four finals and I was not able to win. I tried everything possible; it hurts me more than anyone, but it is evident that this is not for me. I want more than anyone to win a title with the national team, but unfortunately it did not happen.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the Lionel crying memes? Do you think he’s serious about quitting? Let us know!