Instead of exchanging man-hugs or spraying champagne all over each other, the Argentine footballers who just qualified for Copa America’s semi-finals celebrated in true millennial style.
On Saturday (June 18), the Argentine national football team had scored a 4-1 win against Venezuela and qualified to enter the semi-finals of the Copa America. In a photo that the player Ezequiel Lavezzi posted on his Instagram yesterday, seven Albiceleste members, most shirtless, sit slumped in a row in the Boston Gillette Stadium dressing room—all hunched over their mobile phones like surly teenagers.
When you know you can swoop up 134,000 likes on Instagram and 354,000 on Facebook with your post-victory shot, what else could possibly be more important than getting back to your locker and smartphone?
The photograph, taken by defender Marcos Rojos, shows Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Jonathan Maidana, Ever Banega, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, and Lavezzi himself.
The image set off a round of social media mockery and sarcasm. Here are some of the best tweets:
Argentina will be playing against the United States in the semi-finals tomorrow (June 21).