Messi calls it quits after Copa loss

Social media responded exactly how you may have imagined.

  1. Argentina fell in the Copa America final overnight in a 4-2 shootout loss to Chile after regulation ended in a 0-0 tie.
  2. In the wake of the loss, Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi - one of the greatest to ever play the game - said it would be the last time he'd ever represent his country.
  3. Because this is 2016, and the entire world* watches its Twitter timelines in unison with sporting and cultural events, it was only a matter of time before the memes began.
  4. To be specific, the one they call The People's Meme: Crying Jordan.
  5. Others got creative though, looking beyond the obvious to link Lionel's disappointment with another highly touted star who lost on the biggest stage in the past week...
  6. But Europe keeps it classy - how often do trending moments on Twitter evoke Andrew Lloyd Webber?
  7. And finally, the best of both worlds.
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