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

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJuly 5, 2014

Bleacher Report

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:


— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 5, 2014

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:


— INFOnews (@INFOnewscom) July 5, 2014

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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