The Premier League is a funny place. It just is. There's an ocean of LOLs out there, just waiting to be had. And we, the public, just need to mine it, or fish it, or whatever.
Anyway, how does a run-through of all these funnies and memes and LOLs and ROFLs out there in the English football world sound? Good? No? Oh, you're joking. Funny.
David Luiz & Matteo Guendouzi
Guendouzi and Luiz lining up for Arsenal... pic.twitter.com/Lx1SpVpDZv— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 17, 2019
Ohhh, how much fun was had. We all knew it was coming. Though what that 'it' was remained slightly unknown. Was it a love story? Was it a rivalry? In the end it was simply magnificent. Spellbinding. It was...EVERYTHING. And it was bloody meme-worthy, too.
Come and collect the ball if you can, my big brother will just slap you.. pic.twitter.com/jFpkbO0A1e— Footy Jokes (@FootballMemesCo) August 18, 2019
For the record, Guendouzi has since said: “I prefer my hair. It is more beautiful.” Which is spectacular. But is it true?
Pep Guardiola vs Sergio Aguero
ICYMI, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and his subordinate Sergio Aguero
Thankfully, the good folk on Twitter were quickly able to turn this sentiment around, making it funny once more. Now, the above 'funny' is actually in Spanish (I think?), because the English version was a bit, err, risque. Now, this version could be equally, err, riesgo? But ignorance is bliss, you know, so enjoy.
Which brings us nicely on to VAR. Ah, you've gotta love VAR. You literally have to. It's incredible. What a piece of kit. Pure drama. Pure agony. Pure ecstasy. All wrapped up in one nice, tidy 'geek box'
The best new law this season is the one that states a player entering the VAR room is a straight red.— Conor Pope (@Conorpope) August 20, 2019
The Premier League’s VAR room is in Stockley Park, 13 miles from the nearest PL ground. Any player making it there during a game to moan about a decision deserves a medal. pic.twitter.com/cLD9hs9s48
James Maddison ROASTS Jeremy Clarkson
This was important for a myriad of reasons.
A) Jeremy Clarkson's slip into the 'footballer's performances are based on the length/colour of their hair' corner/abyss is the most on-brand move since Richard Keys left for Qatar.
B) WHAT A BURN.
C) The brazen delivery of a hairline joke when you yourself look to be on a potentially slippery slope is the kind of bravery we need to be seeing on a daily basis if this world has any chance of survival, IMHO.
Derby's Puskas Jibe
Okay, so not a meme and not from the Premier League, but it is relevant. It is also true - just look at that masterpiece and tell me it doesn't deserve Ferenc's recognition.
Most importantly, telling an organisation like FIFA - with all the weighty baggage that comes with it - to grow up will never not be funny. Never.