Weekend Wonders: Brit Edition

VOL Sports presents you the three major sport events of the weekend and how the mighty Internet reacted.

Words: Ena Bilobrk, Subeditor: Ludovica D’Angio

Although the Davis Cup is a group achievement, there was one man in particular who dominated. Andy Murray is on the right path to become Britain’s tennis hero after he has lead team Great Britain to win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. It is the premier international team event in men’s tennis and for Murray it marks the “most emotional victory”.

On the way to the final, the Brits had to face the United States, France, Australia in the semifinals and finally the hosts Belgium, where Andy Murray easily defeated David Goffin. The result might please a British tennis fanatic, but the rest of eager Internet photoshop-ers, vine directors and meme creators stayed unimpressed, which doesn’t give us a huge range of choice to present you the best of world wide web reactions.

At least the coincidence with St Andrews day made us giggle a little bit and of course David Cameron fulfilled his duties as Prime Minister and congratulated the team. We didn’t want you to miss out on this.

The next Brit certainly got more coverage. Even a blockbuster is reportedly being planned to capture the rise of Jamie Vardy from a non league footballer to the Premier League’s record breaker. Vardy scored his 11th goal against Manchester United, breaking Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record of netting in 10 straight Premier League matches for United in 2002.  Leicester City is now second on the table having scored one goal more than league leader Manchester United and of course the Internet is going crazy. Here are the best ‘Vardy broke the Internet’ reactions.

Looking back this guy is certainly from the future.

Moving to the present this is meme just states the facts. The wit just comes on its own.

And the photoshop-res are back. Maybe this one is predicting Vardy’s future career moves, because anything is possible…on the Internet.

This represents our last and favourite master piece of Vardy-photoshop-art. Jamie’s ‘I don’t believe this’ face seems too accurate at the moment and if he continues scoring and breaking records this might end up as the most precise prediction of his future.  The last man to honour in the Brit-Edition is no one else than Tyson Fury, who made the impossible possible and destroyed Wladimir Klitschko’s 11 year reigning on the throne of heavyweight boxing.

After 12 exhausting rounds in the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, the 6 ft 9 giant became Britain’s fifth heavyweight world champion after Bob Fitzsimmons, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and David Haye.

After the first critics, such as Bleacher Report UK stated the match was “like watching Money fight under anaesthesia” Fury aka ‘chatterbox’ just responded: “Anyone who wants to discredit my performance is plain jealous.” According to Fury, currently, the world wide web must be full of jealous people.

Fury didn’t quite punch himself, but it would have at least been a highlight to remember from the fight.

Source: Boxing Memes

Source: Boxing Memes

We understood the match was all but exciting. At least people got to see full 12 rounds, which should be worth the money. Speaking of money…

Source: Boxing Memes

Source: Boxing Memes

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather scored big after betting on Fury. It would be interesting to know how much he would bet on himself winning against Tyson Fury.

It was a successful weekend for the British sporting world, just in time for the Daily Mail’s top ten candidates for the Sports Personality Of The Year Award. Murray, Vardy and Fury have all made it on the list.

May the best sports person win.



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