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Neymar Jr. Has Become The World Cup Meme Of The Year And People On The Internet Can’t Get Enough

As a result of the 2018 World Cup, there have been several victory celebrations, sorrowful losses, and best of all, hilarious memes. One of the internet’s favorite meme victims has been Neymar da Silva Junior. This Brazilian soccer player was made fun of for the overdramatic way he would fall and roll around the ground. Even though Brazil has now been eliminated from the World Cup tournament, these Neymar Jr. memes still keep circulating around the internet. And here are just a few of the best ones… 😅

After watching Neymar Jr. fall onto the ground numerous times, people on the internet began to suggest that he should use a baby walker to help keep him on his feet.

CREDIT: @GM_Kariuki / Twitter / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

These photoshop skills are phenomenal.

Others turned Neymar Jr.’s roll into an animated video of him being kicked around the field like a soccer ball.

CREDIT: @tacbanguy / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Lol 😂Pobrecito Neymar.

As a form of comparison, some people dug up older videos that visually mimicked Neymar Jr.’s dramatic fall.

CREDIT: @azeemazli / Twitter / July 3, 2018

The ball didn’t even touch the goat. Lol

If Neymar Jr. were to have a family reunion, it would look a little something like this:

CREDIT: @paulmcclean / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Lmao 😂My question is, where is this video from?!

Considering how often Neymar Jr. would fall during his team’s World Cup matches, people figured that this is what his training looked like:

CREDIT: @KasthuriShankar / Twitter / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

Now this is the most intense soccer training I’ve ever seen.

If there’s one way Neymar Jr. would spend his hot summers, it would be by rolling into the pool like this:

CREDIT: @shruthi_ADK / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Lol. This is so spot on.

And if Neymar Jr. were a baby panda, he would be this one:

CREDIT: @girlings4 / Twitter / July 3, 2018

I can’t even laugh at this because it’s so cute.

The animation fun continued with this video of Neymar Jr. taking a roll all throughout town.

CREDIT: @ChiCityBrian / Twitter / July 3, 2018

He might as well travel the world.

Some people on the internet took it back to the classic space meme.

CREDIT: @StacyZuniga / Twitter / July 3, 2018

This type of meme will never get old. 😂

And just in case you missed Brazil’s World Cup matches, here’s a demonstration of how Neymar Jr. looked like out on the soccer field.

CREDIT: @blogboysHQ / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Can’t believe someone took the time to do this. Lol

Also, if you’ve never seen Neymar Jr.’s workout routine, here it is:

CREDIT: @ItsMattMartin_ / Twitter / July 3, 2018

He is a roll master.

And if you could guess which animal Neymar Jr. is in this video, which one would it be?

CREDIT: @Oluwaseyanubabaralayemi / Twitter / July 3, 2018

I’m just going to take a wild guess and say that he’s the mouse rolling on the floor in this video.

Now, instead of teaching their dogs to roll over, people are just teaching their pets to “do the Neymar.”

CREDIT: @buitengebieden / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Before you know it, everyone’s dogs will be trained to “do the Neymar.”

In case you didn’t already know, Neymar Jr. once made an appearance on the show The Simpsons.

CREDIT: @FourFourTwo / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Neymar Jr. has to add this role onto his IMBD.

One person on the internet created an entire montage of different items, animals and people rolling on the ground. And of course Neymar Jr. was included in there.

CREDIT: @ThreeUK / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Question is, who did it better?

If there’s anything people have learned after watching Neymar Jr. in the World Cup, it’s that he’s quite fragile.

CREDIT: @freddipalisoc / Instagram / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

Note to self: Be very careful when you’re around Neymar Jr.

To help prevent Neymar Jr. from falling again, some people are holding him up with pieces of tape.

CREDIT: @nalgonso / Instagram / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

I hope those pieces of tape are supportive enough.

This Neymar Jr. meme has gone so viral, that it’s now become a new type of challenge.

Now you can expect too see the Neymar challenge all across the internet.


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These High School Soccer Players Are Going Viral After Choreographing A Quince Dance And It’s Actually Pretty Good

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These High School Soccer Players Are Going Viral After Choreographing A Quince Dance And It’s Actually Pretty Good

We all know that having a perfect quinceañera takes a hell of a lot of effort. And also, that Murphy’s Law is a thing, hindsight is 20/20 vision, so there’s probably many things that you think you would probably do differently if you were doing your quince a second time around. Chances are, the first thing you would do would be get this soccer team on the case for designing your quinceañera routine, since it’s pretty much the definition of fire.

First, let’s start with the soccer team in question.

Credit: @bby_powder / Twitter

How long does it take a bored soccer team to create a quince routine? And no, this isn’t the start of a joke, or a riddle. This particular boy’s soccer team took only two minutes to choreograph a full routine! We’re pretty sure there’s gotta be some real proper teamwork coming from these guys, to put together a dance so quickly. Our other theory is that at least one person on the team knows how to dance. But, we digress.

A video of the routine surfaced on Twitter earlier this week, and it’s already been viewed more than 500,000 times.

It shows the boy’s soccer team dancing to “El vals de las mariposas,” taking us through the quinceañero dancing with everyone on the court. And while they’ve definitely got skill, the real draw was the boys’ enthusiasm for the dance. At the end of the day, it’s not really a proper celebration without happy partygoers, right?

The reactions on Twitter said it all: the team definitely impressed.

Some knew that the team was onto something – and wanted to know why they just saw something that was better than most quinces they had attended.

Some on the team were upset they missed the now viral sensation.

One team member was left out of the whole affair, since he had decided to go home before the real fun started. Clearly he missed out! Here’s hoping the team can adjust the routine and include their last team member. Or even better – that all of them get to use their routine at an actual quince.

One word: flashback!

Other Twitter users had flashbacks to the days when their mom was yelling at her and her friends. Apparently the quince practice sessions were a bit too much for that family!

Others pointed out the strong message of confidence and security being shared in this video.

One sharp Tweet pointed out that this is exactly the sort of thing that we should be seeing from boys who are secure in themselves. We love a little commentary on gender.

Is there any way we can hire this soccer team to make a quince routine for us?

If you’re really starved for choice, then you could always review their version of a quinceañera dance floor after a few drinks! Which, okay, still doesn’t solve the problem of putting together a fire quinceañera routine. At this stage, we haven’t seen any offers from the guys to turn their dancing abilities into a fully-fledged business, but who knows! It may be just a matter of time. 

That being said, there are a bunch of different ways you can mix it up at a quinceañera!

This father-daughter duo took the chance to show their waltzing skills to a haunting, mystical Enya tune. It definitely gave the impression of princess dancing in a fairytale! It’s definitely one way to keep quinceañera guests entranced.

Seriously, YouTube is full of Quince inspiration!

This crew knew one hundred percent what they were doing when they came up with this quince choreography. We can easily envisage the birthday girl getting in on a routine like this one – although the quinceañero in this case decided to sit it out and watch the show in this video.

Umm…can I go back in time and celebrate a quince like this, please?

It doesn’t get much more extra than this quinceañera routine! We’re guessing that everyone involved must have been either part of a hip hop dance crew, a cheerleading team, or spent hours putting together the dance!

So what was your quinceañera routine like – and how long did it take for you to learn it? Tell us about it on our Facebook page!

A Former Brazilian President Was Just Released From Prison And Here’s What That Could Mean For The Country

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A Former Brazilian President Was Just Released From Prison And Here’s What That Could Mean For The Country

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A judge ordered the release of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, affectionately known as Lula, from prison today. Lula was sentenced to eight years and 10 months in prison in 2018, following a conviction on charges that he took bribes from engineering firms in exchange for government contracts. However, many Brazilians and officials felt Lula’s conviction was the result of corruption. 

The decision came after Brazil’s Supreme Court overturned a law that required convicts to be imprisoned if they lose their first appeal. The ruling could end up benefiting other high profile prisoners and thousands of other convicts, according to Al Jazeera, and was not met without detractors. 

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is freed from prison.

On Thursday, Brazil’s Supreme Court decided in a 6-5 vote that a person can only be imprisoned after they’ve exhausted every possible appeal to the higher courts. Lula, who is currently appealing his case, benefited from the new rule. 

“There are no grounds for the continuation of this provisional criminal enforcement,” Judge Danilo Pereira Júnior said.

The ruling could release almost 5,000 inmates who are currently appealing their convictions, according to The Guardian. 

In 2016, the courts operated on the premise that defendants who have been convicted can be imprisoned pending the decisions of any appeals. However, Brazil’s constitution states that no one can be labeled guilty unless due process is completed in its entirety. 

Justice Gilmar Mendes acknowledged that Lula’s involvement in the discourse overshadowed the discussion, but that overall it is good for the public, according to the Guardian. However, analysts say that incarcerating people before they have appealed gives authorities leverage to strike plea deals that can garner vital information. 

Many analysts are criticizing the new rule. 

The “Car Wash” operation, as it is nicknamed, that got Lula arrested, benefited from the rule. By trading plea deals that would keep convicts out of prison, prosecutors obtained information that allowed them to unravel a massive conspiracy of corruption that resulted in entrepreneurs and politicians being imprisoned for bribes and kickbacks. 

According to Al Jazeera, “The Car Wash prosecutors said the ruling would make their job harder and favor impunity because of Brazil’s ‘excessive’ appeal processes. They said in a statement that the court’s decision was out of sync with a country that wants an end to corruption.”

Not only are officials displeased with Lula’s release, but some Brazilians are also angry as well. 

“I’m not surprised, politicians rarely stay very long in jail,” Rivaldo Santos, a 43-year-old waiter in São Paulo, told The Associated Press. 

Brazilians rally in support of Lula’s release. 

Lula was a once-beloved conduit of change. The Bolsa Familia welfare program significantly reduced poverty in Brazil, and his policies created widespread economic growth. Lula left the office with an 80% approval rating, only to have his legacy tarnished by his involvement in the Car Wash operation. 

In a turning point over the summer, Brazilians were left stunned by allegations that prosecutors and a judge colluded together in the criminal investigation of Lula. Sergio Moro, the judge who convicted Lula, allegedly gave prosecutors strategic advice and tips during the investigation. 

“The judge’s relationship with prosecutors is scandalous,” the Intercept Brasil’s executive editor, Leandro Demori, told The Guardian. “This is illegal under Brazilian law.”

The revelations caused many to wonder if Lula had been wrongfully imprisoned altogether. Last year, Lula was the left-leaning presidential frontrunner only to have his imprisonment pave the way for the far-right Jair Bolsonaro to snag the presidency. Thus, many Brazilians still revere Lula for the sweeping changes he brought to Brazil while wondering all that could have been.

“He is very happy and so are we,” Gilberto Carvalho, Lula’s former chief of staff and one of the leaders of the Workers Party, told The Washington Post. “We are pinching ourselves to make sure this is all true.”

Bernie Sanders and others praise the release of Lula.

“As President, Lula has done more than anyone to lower poverty in Brazil and to stand up for workers. I am delighted that he has been released from jail, something that never should have happened in the first place,” Sanders tweeted.  

“Lula is free. He walked out of Sergio Moro’s prison today, where he spent almost 2 years as a result of corrupted process conducted by a corrupt judge (now Bolsonaro’s Minister of Justice and Public Security) and corrupt prosecutors,” journalist Glenn Greenwald said on Twitter. 

While Brazil was set on an entirely different course after Bolsonaro’s election, perhaps, Lula’s release can usher in needed change.

“[Lula] is eager to come out, but at the same time he is asking everyone to stay calm and be careful with provocations to keep an atmosphere of peace,” Carvalho said.