The Internet Reacts Unkindly After Lionel Messi Reduces Jerome Boateng To Puddle Of Bubbling Ooze

By Chris Wright

There was a point, roughly 76-and-a-bit minutes into last night’s Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Bayern Munich, that Lionel Messi yanked down Jerome Boateng’s big boy shorts and paddled his little buttocks until they took on a pink-ish hue in front of the entire watching world.

One-on-one with the best player in the world and running backwards, Boateng was put on his undercarriage by a devastating jink from Messi, who proceeded to swan through on goal and plink a perfect chip over Manuel Neuer as if he wasn’t even there.

As you might imagine, the internet – such is its collective wont – has not been kind to the poor, stricken Bayern centre-back since.

Here’s a small compendium of the best of the pithy meme-age.

Only Fools and Boateng…

Pretzel legs…

Sniper on the grassy knoll…

Beware the pit…

State of the art CGI analysis…

The now obligatory ‘RKO OUTTA NOWHERE’…

Jamie Redknapp questions the legality of Messi’s jink…

Time of death…

May his memory live on forever…

The poor lamb.

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