We all know the US is not a land of football — the fact that it insists on calling it soccer is key evidence of that — but hey, it’s really been trying lately. And sometimes failing. Like yesterday, when USA Today, in its infinite football savvy, mentioned a certain “Leonardo Messi” in a headline and tweet.
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) June 20, 2016
Leonardo who? Oh right, they meant Lionel, as in our very own Leo Messi.
So they failed to properly address one of the greatest football players of all time but hey, A for effort?
— Chef (@champ_ian) June 20, 2016
As we all know, you can’t be Messi(ng) up like that and think you’ll get away with it. Although the headline has since been corrected, social media couldn’t let this slide without a good meme, or rather, an explosion of memes.
For your enjoyment, some of the best “Leonardo Messi” memes:
— made by tim (@MadeByTim) June 20, 2016
— Connor (@alsoconnor) June 20, 2016
— NOTORIOUS F.I.N (@Fino76) June 20, 2016
— iSAMI (@iSAMI_FCB) June 20, 2016
— Fantastic Mr. Fox (@ElZorRojinegro) June 20, 2016
— Pep’d (@Fishtiaaq) June 20, 2016
— lulixx||arg (@fancyfxck) June 20, 2016
— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) June 20, 2016
— Danny Page (@DannyPage) June 20, 2016