The technical definition for a ‘meme’ is ‘an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.’ This meaning has been transformed with the use of the internet and now people use memes to generate humorous images that can be passed through cyberspace to a global audience. Memes haven’t escaped the world of football either and are often used to depict funny or sarcastic events using picture form with inventive captions.
There are a vast collection of them out on the internet with individual sites dedicated purely to producing football memes for people’s amusement. Some are awful, some are decidedly average and some of them are works of genius that will tickle you pink. To save you the time of trawling through the good, the bad and the ugly, we’ve put together a collection of the top 25 Footballing Memes available on the web.