In one of the most spectacular games in years, Argentina won the 2022 World Cup in the final against France with a narrow 4-3 victory after the winning penalty. The win gives Argentina a third title and cements Lionel Messi as one of the best to ever play the game. But after the win, as cameras panned Argentina’s celebrations, an unexpected but still familiar face appeared on the pitch and was snubbed by football’s biggest star in one of the most incredible moments to be filmed since Elon. Musk joined Chappelle on stage and booed.
Salt Bae, the living meme who became famous for… playfully handing out salt (in simpler times) can be seen from several angles trying to get Messi’s attention and share the World Cup spotlight only to be snubbed like George Costanza hits a beautiful woman. And Messi wasn’t the only person Salt Bae tried to steal the spotlight from, he snapped in front of several other cameras with players visibly uncomfortable following the desperation and even touching the cup with their hands. against the rules.
It should come as no surprise that people on Twitter have been grilling Salt Bae all morning. Here are some of the best answers on the web.
A set of Salt Bae trying to make an impact with these players. It’s so painful to watch. How to force yourself between 2 players and try to grab the cup while the players try to remain professional but their faces are clearly showing they are nervous. pic.twitter.com/BbChdBEK3M
— Kevin Hugy (@JCUStreaks10) December 19, 2022
Nonsense. Who left Saltbay out? Saw a bunch of photos of him DEFENDING the World Cup trophy and even a picture of him biting the medal. At least Messi knew not to pay attention to that guy trying to get attention about HIM. Desperately grabs Messi https://t.co/CJzyHZXFes pic.twitter.com/25K4i1k0Ge
— Andre Norway (@AndreOstgaard) December 18, 2022
Todo mal con Qatar yesterday. besides Messi’s bat, what the hell was Salt Bae painting in the middle of the celebration? Intentando quitarle la cupa a Lisandro, mirad la face de incredulidad del jugador.
El bochorno con Catar no tiene límites. pic.twitter.com/6wf4F85HmO
— Jesus Garrido (@jgarridog7) December 19, 2022
Salt Bay doing an absolute dose of themselves during the World Cup just made my guts churn. When should we be sensible about this mercy, food?
— Niecy O’Keeffe (@NiecyOKeeffe) December 19, 2022