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Gervinho Memes Take over After Ivory Coast's Penalty Win at AFCON 2015

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterFebruary 9, 2015

Ivory Coast's soccer player Gervinho, celebrates with a medal after winning their African Cup of Nations final soccer match against Ghana in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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Gervinho didn't take a penalty in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final, but the Ivory Coast star's reaction to the drama became a meme nonetheless.

Coach- why are you sat down Gervinho - My legs are tired Coach-Ok Gervinho- i hope this doesn't become a meme pic.twitter.com/D2kMBxOXk5

β€” Olajide Bourbon (@BiblicalShart) February 8, 2015

The Ivorian could not watch after he was substituted in the final minute of extra time, and after Ivory Coast slipped 2-0 down after two rounds of spot-kicks, it was easy to see why.

But the team somehow came back to triumph over Ghana 9-8 to win the tournament, and Gervinho was immortalised by Photoshoppers:

wow i didn't know Gervinho was the new judge on The X Factor pic.twitter.com/xsipafp4yd

β€” Olajide Bourbon (@BiblicalShart) February 8, 2015

Et il a finis Gervinho j'Γ©tais mort πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ pic.twitter.com/U7NuDV9n0q

β€” ⭐Yanga Yanga ⭐ (@L_Camrooney) February 9, 2015

"@PassionFootClub: Gervinho premier homme Γ  s'Γͺtre assis sur la lune ? pic.twitter.com/uw2G0QoMVB"πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

β€” Merci aux Γ‰lΓ©phants (@MANU_YKR) February 9, 2015

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚"@Kim_Baako_P3: β€œ@OleleSalvador: HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA Gervinho man!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/fF3fk5rMxu”"

β€” Wasalu (@iamkwame_) February 9, 2015

Gervinho stars in The Godfather pic.twitter.com/nesp29nh94

β€” EFC Africa (@EFCAFRlCA) February 8, 2015

The War is won by House Gervinho! @GervinhOfficial Congrats to Ivory Coast for winning #AFCON2015FINAL #VivaAfrica pic.twitter.com/HFbqFWKAbM

β€” Thomas Mbalu (@thomasmbalu) February 8, 2015

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