Peterborough United include Roma's Ashley Cole in team photo

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle
(AS Roma)


(AS Roma)

The Awkward Ashley Cole meme has delighted everyone (including Ashley Cole himself). In fact, the sight of the former Chelsea defender leaning into a photo from an unnatural distance has become so popular that other clubs are starting to include him in their team photos, as well.

League One side Peterborough United tweeted a version of their photo for the new season with a strategically photoshopped Cole.

Non-League club Lincoln City also joined the party.

It's not just other clubs trying to recreate the awkward magic of Cole's pose, though. Roma captain Francesco Totti gave it a go a couple of times when the team made a recent visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Given the success of this, Ashley Cole might never be allowed to pose normally for a picture with his teammates again. 

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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