In the wake of Seattle's MLS Cup victory, there's a pretty incredible new Clint Dempsey meme floating around Sounders-land online -- but to explain it, first, we need to back up a tiny bit.
If you hang out on Twitter or any of the corners of Instagram that involve badly screen-grabbing and reposting things, you've likely long ago (in internet terms) seen this meme involving Kermit the Frog. In a nutshell, it's a good Kermit confronting a bad version Kermit; the image originates from the 2014 movie Muppets Most Wanted. As people do online, they started spreading it with various #relatable captions, like so:
Me: "It's not even worth it. I'm letting it go."— Vanecia (@vaneciaruiz) November 15, 2016
Me to me: "Get petty" pic.twitter.com/r8Q8R6Elsm
How convenient, then, that the duality-of-Kermit meme was still hot when the great Dempsey showed up at MLS Cup with this look:
Photo via USA Today Sports Images
Naturally, the internet went to work once again -- and over in the comments section of Sounder at Heart, a Clint-spinoff-of-Kermit-meme meme was born.
Dempsey: I wish I could have played in MLS Cup— Dave Clark (@bedirthan) December 13, 2016
Internal Dempsey: Rabona PK next year pic.twitter.com/DSh9F5lwLD
Dempsey: maybe I should sit back, reflect, and enj--— Ryan McQueen? (@RYAN_C_M) December 13, 2016
Internal Dempsey: TROLL EVERYONE pic.twitter.com/hV8hWuSiDz
Dempsey: Be cliched and humble on stageInternal Dempsey: Roast PDX with those bars u got on deck lmao pic.twitter.com/W1YFNVyWiB
— price (@price303) December 13, 2016
For what it's worth, Dempsey kinda sorta did roast Portland when he grabbed the mic onstage at the Sounders March.... But we're a family-friendly web site, so we won't link to it here. If you're so inclined, you can probably find it in the same places you can find this meme.