People loved James Milner's joke about watching England
He's really flipped this meme on its head.
James Milner is a strange footballer. When he broke through at the age of 17, he was the next big thing. And he has gone on to have a long, successful career at Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Man City and Liverpool. But for a long time, he was derided as a boring player, who did nothing but work hard and put in the occasional cross.
This sparked a meme and a parody account that painted him as the dullest player in the world. Someone who gets excited to do their ironing on a Saturday night. Of course, there is much more to James Milner. And since he joined Twitter, he has transformed the meme, he's owned the insult.
His latest tweet is a great example, as he embodies the parody to watch England vs Panama.
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) June 24, 2018
You can only respect his commitment to banter.
— Rhys (@mo_masterclass) June 24, 2018
@rhodriowen94 absolute legend 😂
— Callum Waldie (@waldie_callum) June 24, 2018
— jamie Dyke (@dyke_jamie) June 24, 2018
— Richie Gonsalves (@richie0789) June 24, 2018
— Stewart Gray (@Grasy1690) June 24, 2018