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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

โ€” 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

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

Et il a finis Gervinho j'รฉtais mort ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ pic.twitter.com/U7NuDV9n0q

โ€” โญYanga Yanga โญ (@L_Camrooney) February 9, 2015

"@PassionFootClub: Gervinho premier homme ร  s'รชtre assis sur la lune ? pic.twitter.com/uw2G0QoMVB"๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€” Merci aux ร‰lรฉphants (@MANU_YKR) February 9, 2015

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"@Kim_Baako_P3: โ€œ@OleleSalvador: HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA Gervinho man!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/fF3fk5rMxuโ€"

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

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

โ€” 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

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

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