Alex Morgan pretending to sip tea is a piping hot meme

It seems that Megan Rapinoe isn’t the only meme-worthy star of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team. Now fellow forward Alex Morgan has joined the ranks of celebratory memehood.

While Rapinoe’s goal-scoring pose was inspiring, Morgan’s is a downright taunt. After scoring what would be the game-winning goal against England on Tuesday, Morgan celebrated by daintily sipping an imaginary cup of tea.

It was an impressive display of trash-talking (trash-miming?) and there was absolutely no way that Twitter was going to let it go unnoticed.

Of course, it didn’t hurt that the match took place two days before the U.S. celebrates its independence from England.

https://twitter.com/johnstons08/status/1146142647716864000

https://twitter.com/TcostelloTravis/status/1146160578337132545

Although some people, like Piers Morgan, felt the display was disrespectful, most people found it delightfully devilish.

Even former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton weighed in.

https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/1146160433050652672

Morgan even later admitted that the ladies can “Walk the Talk”, as he wrote in his column.

When asked about the controversy the mock tea-sipping brewed, Rapinoe defended her meme-mate by literally saying, “Wah, wah, wah.”

Adding to the fun, it turns out Morgan scored the game-winning goal, not only two days before America’s birthday, but on her own actual birthday.

https://twitter.com/GolicAndWingo/status/1146360699427446784

Scoring the winning goal, becoming a meme, and having your team advance to the finals of the World Cup? That’s a pretty good way to celebrate turning 30.

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David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.