Could #PhelpsFace supplant Crying Jordan as the meme of choice for sports Twitter?
Time will tell, but social media certainly had a ball on Monday night, after Michael Phelps was caught by NBC cameras giving a death stare to rival Chad le Clos of South Africa before the two swam in the 200-meter butterfly.
Here’s a roundup of some of the best ones:
hi can I just point out pic.twitter.com/9JnCJpZlEQ
— chelsea hassler (@chelseaadelaine) August 9, 2016
If you have a younger sibling, you definitely can relate to this:
When you gonna beat your little brother down, but you gotta wait for mom to leave the room. pic.twitter.com/bP99rmqrct
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) August 9, 2016
Phelps’ infant son, Boomer, who has been getting quite a bit of camera time himself, showing he already has his father’s mean mug down pat:
If you (like me) are having a hard time breaking an old debit card habit:
When you're told to insert your card after you already swiped it. pic.twitter.com/lfKDoWBbyN
— A.J. Voelpel (@AJVoelpelCG) August 9, 2016
Come on, mom! They’re never the same.
— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) August 9, 2016
Can Disney and Pixar make this a reality?
— Jon Perri (@WoodenFunk) August 9, 2016
So much to do, so little time.
— Ello Raymond (@elloelloraymond) August 9, 2016
And perhaps our personal favorite:
Phelps and le Clos will be back together in the Ready Room on Tuesday night before their face-off in the 200-meter butterfly final. Will we get more #PhelpsFace?