Argentine Fourth Division Team's New Away Kit Includes Homer Meme
You know what's great? A solid meme. That's what's great. Also, a good football kit. If only someone could pair up the two in some way...
Well, in a display of coincidence so absurd you'd almost swear that opening paragraph was a deliberate ruse, Argentine fourth division side Ferro de General Pico appear to have combined both of them for their latest goalkeeper kit. CONVENIENT. Take a look:
That's right, it's not just any old meme. It's a Simpsons classic - the most frequently-used gif from the show, where Homer reverses into the bushes, only to disappear in the greenery. How can you not love it?
For those unfamiliar with the gif, allow us to refresh your memory:
The moment originally occurred in the 1994 episode 'Homer Loves Flanders', in which the patriarch of everyone's favourite animated family finally overcomes his irritation towards nice-guy neighbour Ned Flanders - only to overstay his welcome.
The scene in question finds Homer emerging from the hedge that separates their houses to join in with the Flanders' family fun, only for the usually-honest Ned to do the unthinkable and lie his way out of the situation.
A curiously (some might say 'eerily') unmoved Homer simply replies, 'oh, ok,' and reverses back into the hedge.
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And now, if the Internet is to be believed, it seems the scene has been immortalised on the Argentinian team's goalie shirt.
Shortly afterwards he ends up clawing his way onto the Flanders' car in a brilliant parody of Terminator 2: Judgement Day's chilling chase scene. That bit didn't find its way on the goalkeeper kit, though, sadly.
Reaction, predictably, has been somewhere in between hilarity and disbelief.
"Get it me now!" wrote one person on Twitter, with another going for a simple 'that's amazing'.
A third person cut to the core of the matter, adding: "....And that's how you get noticed when you're an Argentinian 4th division side!"
Of course it won't be the first time that Homer has appeared on the football pitch - the guy has refereed the World Cup final after all.
Of course Homer was quite lucky to get the final and he nearly blew it by taking a bribe at one point, before being saved by Lisa's morals, after which he decided instead to ref the game fairly.
In any case, Ferro de General Pico's new keeper kit though is definitely our favourite appearance from a Simpsons character on a football shirt. Here's hoping it kicks off a new trend in kit design...
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