With rumors about Twitter’s upcoming demise making the rounds, ESPN determined to go full “Leeroy Jenkins” by posting and later deleting arguably the weirdest World Cup-related tweet you will note this 12 months. It could solely have been on-line for about half-hour, however that was sufficient time to burn itself into our reminiscence now and without end.
By its @SportsCenter account, the self-declared world-wide chief in sports activities posted this:
Excellent. 10/10. No complaints right here.
Let’s check out that all-star squad, although.
Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr.: Three NFL gamers whose job it’s to throw, carry and catch the ball. , with their fingers. The World Cup referees would in all probability not be too keen on them doing that.
Auston Matthews, Patrick Kane: Two hockey gamers. Enjoying soccer in Qatar would in all probability be the precise reverse of what they’re often doing for a residing.
Mike Trout, Mookie Betts: Not going to lie, Mookie Betts simply looks as if a man who may be good at soccer. Each he and Mike Trout could be out of their component, nevertheless, as a result of kicking a ball could be very a lot not what’s being achieved within the sport of baseball.
Kevin Durant, Bam Adebayo, LeBron James, Steph Curry: They made Adebayo the purpose keeper right here as a result of he can play protection, proper? That’s bought to be the rationale. Additionally, shoutout LeBron James, who for some motive has been made captain of this extraordinarily unusual group.
Additionally, and I do know that’s not the purpose, however why did they provide Adebayo the skinniest legs ever? And why does Mahomes apparently not have any shoulders? And why does it seem Mookie Betts’ head will roll off any second now?
WHAT IS GOING ON?!?
We don’t know that. What we do know is that we lastly have a successor to this legendary Bleacher Report tweet from just a few years in the past:
And for that, kudos, SportsCenter. Kudos.
Oh, and to get again to the “Think about these American stars suiting up on this 12 months’s World Cup ” for one second: a soccer match goes for 90 minutes so they’d lose each sport roughly a 100-0, if we’re being conservative for a second.