An unexpected meme has come out of the FIFA World Cup matches from the weekend.
On Sunday, Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker was spotted doing something on the field that became a brilliant metaphor for life during his team’s match against Switzerland.
Somehow, a giant red inflatable ball landed on the field and began rolling around. The object was clearly a distraction for Becker, and he sprinted over to it and crushed it with one foot.
In an instant, the large ball was reduced to rubbish, which prompted the Twitterverse to begin a discussion about how much they can relate to the poor ball that never stood a chance.
Alisson is life. The ball is my dreams. pic.twitter.com/yWra2xAMPp— André Noruega (@AndreOstgaard) June 17, 2018
Balloon is my self esteem and Alisson is my mom pic.twitter.com/Z7XeB0khBV— Duna Sherdo (@DunaSherdo) June 17, 2018
Apparently, the ball was tossed on the field intentionally to draw players’ attention away from the game. However, Becker nipped that tactic in the bud right away and became a viral sensation in the process.
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