Is there any better response to defeat in 2017 than an internet burn?
The Los Angeles Galaxy did just that Monday when they created a meme about Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara, whose first-half dive earned Los Angeles defender Jelle van Damme his second yellow card and a dismissal from the game. Portland profited from its manpower advantage and defeated the Galaxy 1-0.
Soccer teams complain about referees’ decisions all the time but rarely do they spark Twitter wars with their opponents over bad calls.
The Timbers, who have sold out more than 100 consecutive home games, weren’t about to let the Galaxy’s dig go by without a response.
And that’s how a conflict between MLS players escalated from the field to the social media arena.
And onlookers from the soccer world are reacting with absolute delight.
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