FIFA World Cup

Argentina Coach Alejandro Sabella and His Almost Fall Gets the Meme Treatment

Bleacher Report
Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 5, 2014

Alejandro Sabella, the Argentina coach, quickly gained Internet fame after he became so engrossed in a chance for his side during their World Cup quarter-final against Belgium that he almost fell over.  

Here's a vine of #ARG coach Alejandro Sabella prat-falling during the match #ARG #BEL

— (@entertainmentIE) July 5, 2014

And after the Vine did the rounds, the next thing was the Photoshopping.

First we thought we'd marry two memes, with #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave still fresh in the memory:

Then another iconic player pose—Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's karate kick—was added in:

La cantidad de memes que aparecen con la casi caída #sabella @RedesESPN @DreamJobESPN

— Diego Arrioja (@diego_nen) July 5, 2014

That theme of Sabella being knocked out got another take, this time in the boxing ring: 

Sabella KO

— Platea Norte Vélez (@PlateaNorteCAVS) July 5, 2014

But not all memes involved Sabella suffering—some involved the coach dancing, in this case with Michael Jackson (Ale are you ok?):

*brb Just saw some Sabella memes & I have to change my underwear... 😂😂😂

— Pedro Martins (@Pedge21) July 5, 2014

But limbo dancing fit the bill as well:

Sabella yo te vi bailando el limbo Jajajajajajajajajaja 😂😂😂

— Lud♥ (@LudBieb) July 5, 2014

Thereafter the Sabella photoshop jobs got wackier still, from his starring role in The Matrix:

And a meme was born. Sup, Argentina's coach Sabella? #ARG

— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) July 5, 2014

To the time he took on The Karate Kid:

To the time he was saved by Moe from The Simpsons:


— Paladar Negro (@PaladarNegroOK) July 5, 2014

And then there was a good, old-fashioned bungee jump:

Mirá los mejores memes en la web con las cargadas a Sabella por su blooper en el partido

— C5N (@C5N) July 5, 2014

After which he presumably went straight out to swim with the dolphins:

Hoy leeremos ' El pequeño Sabella que hacía hihihihi'

— Bebé Eructitos (@MikaaYasmin) July 5, 2014

But perhaps the most random image of them all—here's Sabella as the first domino to fall:

¡¡No, no, Sabella, cuidadooo!!

— Desmondo (@5thNovember1955) July 5, 2014

Thanks Twitter. Thanks for that.


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