Miguel Herrera’s Goal Reaction

Miguel Herrera’s Goal Reaction

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Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 07:21PM EDT by Brad.

Added Jun 24, 2014 at 01:42PM EDT by Don.

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Miguel Herrera’s Goal Reaction refers to the animated celebrations acted out by manager of the Mexico national football team Miguel Ernesto Herrera Aguirre during the group A World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico in June 2014.

Origin

On June 23rd, 2014, a boisterous Herrera was filmed celebrating several times during his team’s game against Croatia, particularly during a late goal scored during the knockout round (shown below).



Precursor

On May 27th, 2013, Redditor chluaid submitted an edited GIF of Herrera turning into a Super Saiyan from Dragon Ball Z while celebrating a goal made during a match between America and Cruz Azul in 2013 to the /r/gifs[3] subreddit, where it gathered more than 1,100 points and 50 comments prior to being archived.



On May 30th, chluaid uploaded a time lapse video to YouTube showing how the GIF was created (shown below).



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On June 24th, 2014, Redditors arg6531 an michael_j_scofield submitted an animated GIF of Herrera celebrating after the first goal during Mexico’s game against Croatia at the World Cup to the /r/gifs[1] and /r/soccer[2] subreddits, where they gained over 3,500 and 1,900 points in the first 24 hours respectively.



Also on June 24th, 2014, The Huffington Post[4] highlighted several GIFs of Herrera celebrating during the game (shown below). Meanwhile, The Mirror,[5] The Guardian[6] and Bleacher Report[7] posted compilations of photos and animated GIFs of Herrera celebrating soccer goals.



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