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— 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— Olajide Bourbon (@BiblicalShart) February 8, 2015
Et il a finis Gervinho j'étais mort 😂😂😂😂😂👏 pic.twitter.com/U7NuDV9n0q— ⭐Yanga Yanga ⭐ (@L_Camrooney) February 9, 2015
Gervinho stars in The Godfather pic.twitter.com/nesp29nh94— EFC Africa (@EFCAFRlCA) February 8, 2015