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Football manager’s rage-fuelled response ends up being a marvelous meme

That is not the face of a happy man.
That is not the face of a pleased guy.

Image: Chloe Knott/Danehouse/Getty Images.

By Sam Haysom

If you’re on TV and you occur to betray a very strong feeling, you had actually better be prepared to end up being a meme.

That was precisely what happened to Manchester City Football Club manager Pep Guardiola on Sunday night, although, in fairness, it was probably the last thing on his mind.

Here’s Guardiola chastising the linesman towards completion of the key Premier League clash between his club and Liverpool F.C, which ended in Man City losing 3-1.

From the appearances of it, there were exactly 2 choices he wasn’t happy with.

Yep, certainly 2. For context, that minute in the video game marked the 2nd occasion Guardiola thought Guy City ought to have been given a choice for a viewed handball by a Liverpool gamer– neither of which were given by the match officials.

And as the GIF went viral, people saw an opportunity that couldn’t be withstood.

Ouch. Guy City did indeed lose by two objectives, and are now fourth in the league– with both Leicester and Chelsea sitting between them and the present leaders.

On the plus side, a minimum of Guardiola can now say he’s entered the response meme hall of popularity.

As a last reward, here’s Guardiola shaking the hands of the refereeing staff after that game, in such a way that does not precisely convey the sense of sociability the gesture is meant for.

The number of memes for the rate of one football game does that make, now?

I know one manager who probably has the answer …

H/T Twitter Minutes

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