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14th Mar 2017

LA Galaxy’s unique dive call-out really rubbed opposition the wrong way

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Ben Kiely

Well, that escalated quickly.

Whoever runs LA Galaxy’s Twitter account really earned their crust last night.

The club are feeling pretty aggrieved following Jelle Van Damme’s controversial red card during a recent loss to Portland Timbers.

To show the world how ridiculous the dismissal is, they produced an astounding meme showcasing the ‘fouls’ on Diego Chara and David Guzman that led to the red card being flashed by the referee.

Words couldn’t possibly do it justice, so here it is, in all its glory.

MLS franchises may be notoriously awful at engaging in football b*nter, but everyone should be in agreement that the meme was a solid effort.

A lot of people enjoyed it, namely USWNT forward Alex Morgan.

Well, that is everyone except the butt of the joke. Portland Timbers weren’t too enthralled with the call-out and responded with a shot at Galaxy’s attendance figures and a declaration that they too have employees who can edit video.

So there!

Just when you thought the whole situation couldn’t get any more American, the Twitter beef peak America when a 6 ft 4 lion entered the fray.

Bailey, the official mascot of NHL franchise LA Kings, decided to defend his home turf with a Geography burn that’s too cringe-worthy for words.

Good one.

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