Despite the pressure of the astronomical expectations placed upon his shoulders, Ronaldo performed night in, night out. As a result, he’s gained the reputation of a goal machine, having normalized the unthinkable: having more goals than games played. But things weren’t always this way.
Who would have known that on a scorching summer day in Brazil, Mexico would receive an icy bath of heartbreaking reality — a last gasp penalty kick that would eliminate them from the FIFA World Cup. The decision — and the dive that forced it — were heavily scrutinized on social media. Minutes after the match, chaos broke out on Twitter — giving life to a meme that would echo in the feeds of Mexican football fans for years. “No Era Penal,” was born.