Megan Rapinoe's Goal Celebration

Megan Rapinoe's Goal Celebration

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Megan Rapinoe's Goal Celebration refers to a pose struck by US Women's National Soccer Team player Megan Rapinoe after scoring the opening goal in her team's quarterfinals game against France in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The pose inspired jokes which used it as a reaction image, paired with captions describing moments of pride or self-satisfaction.


On June 28th, 2019, the US Women's National Soccer Team played France in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Early in the game, Megan Rapinoe scored on a free kick. Afterwards, she celebrated by striking a pose in front of the crowd (shown below).


The pose was immediately noticed by viewers. Sports writer Bill Simmons called it one of his favorite sports pictures of the decade,[1] gaining over 5,900 retweets and 65,000 likes (shown below, left). Many, including Bleacher Report,[2] noticed that her pose was similar to that of the signature pose of WWE superstar Randy Orton (shown below, right). Orton tweeted saying Rapinoe "knows how to celebrate."[3]

Bill Simmons Follow @BillSimmons This is one of my favorite sports pictures of this decade. Thanks for being such an inspiration to my daughter @mPinoe - you were unbelievable today. USA 15 11:49 PM 28 Jun 2019 B-R Bleacher Report @BleacherReport Follow Megan "The Viper" Rapinoe 15 AR ARWAYS 6:55 PM 28 Jun 2019

Others quickly turned the picture into a reaction image, pairing it with captions denoting pride and self-satisfaction. For example, user @LadyLovesTaft[4] tweeted a Look at All the Fucks I Give joke with the image, gaining over 28,000 retweets and 182,000 likes (shown below, left). User @IsaacFitzgerald[5] tweeted a more self-deprecating joke about cooking pasta, gaining over 1,700 retweets and 19,000 likes (shown below, right). The jokes were compiled in a Twitter Moments[6] page.

lady Follow @LadyLovesTaft "behold the field in which I grow my f---- and see that it is barren" -megan rapinoe 15 ATAR ARWAS AIRWA 4:59 PM 28 Jun 2019 Isaac Fitzgerald @IsaacFitzgerald Follow Me when I boil water and cook pasta instead of ordering delivery. 15 L

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Mina Kimes Follow @minakimes when I get my inbox down to ten emails 15 AIRWAY TAR AWS 4:35 PM 28 Jun 2019 roger bennett Follow @rogbennett "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" 15 Shea Serrano Following @SheaSerrano when i place my order at wingstop 15 4:32 PM 28 Jun 2019 Jane Conducts the Electric City @sgtjanedoe Follow I don't know what the female equivalent of big d--- energy is, but Megan Rapinoe has it in spades. 15 TAR AW ARWAYS 4:47 PM 28 Jun 2019 Zerlina Maxwell Follow @ZerlinaMaxwell I believe the appropriate translation for this image is COME AT ME BRO 15 uSP Sam Montgomery Follow @sammontgomery When I do the easiest task on my to-do list 15 4:53 PM 28 Jun 2019

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